How fast does phentermine make you lose weight?
Is phentermine A good weight loss pill?
How does phentermine work for weight loss?
Phentermine should only be used for short-term use (less than 12 weeks at a time) to help with weight loss. It works by activating your sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system, so it’s called a “sympathomimetic” drug or “stimulant.”
Phentermine may help lower your appetite, so people who take phentermine tend to eat less. This can lead to an energy deficit (meaning you are burning more calories than you are eating) and potential weight loss.
If you have obesity (or overweight with health-related complications) and intensive lifestyle changes have not helped you to lose weight, phentermine may be an option for you.
However, since there are risks associated with taking phentermine, the decision to start this medication is made on an individual basis and you should discuss it thoroughly with your healthcare provider.