Summary: Users of widely prescribed diet pills may suffer irreversible loss of brain serotonin nerve terminals, possibly resulting in symptoms of anxiety, depression, cognitive and sleep problems, suggests the first author of a newly published report on fenfluramine side effects.
How does phentermine effect the brain?
Phentermine also appears to increase levels of norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin by inhibiting their reuptake and inhibiting monoamine oxidase enzymes.
Can phentermine cause permanent damage?
Phentermine may increase your thyroid activity. This may raise your thyroid levels even further. For people with glaucoma: This drug may increase your eye pressure even more. This may cause permanent damage to your vision.
Does phentermine mess with your emotions?
Association with Affective Disorders
26) Additionally, the prescription information for Adipex-P® (Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Sellersville, PA, USA) also includes euphoria and dysphoria as possible adverse effects. 27) Consequently, phentermine may affect mood.
Can phentermine make you crazy?
Although exact mechanism of phentermine causing psychosis is still not clear, numerous reports already showed that phentermine can induce psychosis. Psychotic symptoms are generally resolved once the medications are stopped.
How long should I take a break from phentermine?
It is recommended to taper Adipex use rather than immediately stopping. Adipex will generally be out of your system about two days after the last time you take it. Phentermine is stored in body fat and burning fat may support elimination. That said, there is no healthy way to speed up this process.
Is phentermine a speed?
There is a potential for misuse with phentermine, which is why it is a scheduled drug. It works in a similar way to amphetamines (like methamphetamine or “speed”) and cocaine, which are drugs that people use illegally and recreationally.
What happens when you stop taking phentermine?
Behavioural symptoms can also occur during diet pill withdrawal. You may not seem like yourself after you abruptly stop taking the pills. You may experience nervousness, anxiety and irritability. Depression can also set in, accompanied by fatigue and insomnia.
What is considered long-term use of phentermine?
The authors concluded that phentermine is safe and effective for longer-term use—that is, >3 months—for weight loss in low-risk individuals.
Can phentermine cause liver damage?
No instances of acute liver failure or chronic liver injury have been linked to phentermine/topiramate, but it has had limited general clinical use. References on the hepatotoxicity and safety of phentermine and topiramate separately are given in the sections on the individual agents.
Can phentermine cause personality changes?
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, uncontrolled anger, hallucinations, nervousness), uncontrolled muscle movements, change in sexual ability/interest.
Can phentermine cause anger issues?
This medicine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies or to become more depressed. If you or your caregiver notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away.
Can you take phentermine every other day and still lose weight?
We suggest for those women trying to lose 25 lbs or less, you start weaning off the phentermine after the second month. Take the pill every other day for two weeks, then every third day, until you are down to 1 pill a week (usually Sunday) then stop completely.
Does Phentermine lose effectiveness?
Phentermine is used temporarily in people who are overweight or obese and are actively trying to lose weight through diet and exercise. It’s temporary because its effectiveness decreases after three to six weeks.
Why is Phentermine making me tired?
Fatigue or tiredness can come as a result of sleepless nights or following a period of over-stimulation, however, adverse effects of phentermine also include drowsiness, fatigue, and reduced energy levels.
What should you not take with phentermine?
Do not use phentermine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.