How does Phentermine help with weight loss?

How does Phentermine help with weight loss?

Phentermine can be an effective aid for weight loss, primarily by reducing appetite and increasing your energy expenditure.

Phentermine is a prescription medication used for the treatment of obesity.  It is an oral medication that was FDA approved for weight loss in 1959.  Like any other weight loss medication, it must be used in conjunction with a specific dietary plan that is tailored for you.

When taken as directed, Phentermine can you lose weight by reducing your appetite, thereby making it easier to stick to a lower calorie dietary plan.  It works by blocking specific hunger and even some cravings pathways that feed into your brain, leading to decreased hunger and increased feelings of fullness.

Phentermine also helps with weight loss by increasing your energy expenditure.  This increase in energy can make you more active and help you burn more calories through physical activity.  Whether it is taking the stairs instead of the elevator or having the motivation to engage in regular exercise, the extra energy can contribute positively to your weight loss efforts.

Of interest, Phentermine was the other half of a popular drug called Fen-Fen in the 1980’s.  It was taken off the market because of some serious side effects.  However, it was the other medication in Fen-Fen that was the culprit, not Phentermine.  To date, Phentermine is one of the oldest weight loss medications available worldwide, with a very good safety profile.

Before starting Phentermine for weight loss, make sure you see a healthcare provider to confirm that you are a good candidate for the medication.  It does come with some contraindications and possible side effects.  Phentermine should only be taken under the care of a medical provider.

If you are interested in learning more about Phentermine or other weight loss medications and effective, evidence-based weight loss plans, please reach out to us at  Healthy weight loss is our specialty and we would love to talk with you about a plan that is right for you.