Phentermine tablets are one of the forms that this prescription drug can take, the other being capsules. These are the standard format of the drug and are small enough to be easy to swallow, as well as being fast acting. They are oblong shaped and have a line in the middle that makes them easier to cut, for individuals who need to reduce their dose (as prescribed by the doctor).
The highest dose of Phentermine tables is 37.5 milligrams. These are used to help dieters to lose weight more quickly when combined with a low calorie diet and a daily exercise program. It is among the diet drugs that is prescribed the most frequently in the United States. It is a drug that works quickly but that is designed only for short term use, so most dieters will use it for only a few weeks at a time.
There are many benefits to Phentermine tablets that can help with the success achievement of a weight loss goal. This is because it is a powerful appetite suppressant. When used in combination with a healthy diet with smaller portions, it makes it easier to stick to the eating plan without suffering from hunger pangs. It also provides a notable energy boost, which helps dieters to avoid the fatigue that could otherwise stop them from being able to keep up with their daily exercises.
Phentermine tablets are prescribed only to obese patients who are at an increased risk of serious health conditions. These include high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. Reducing weight can often decrease the chances of these conditions or lower their severity.
The Phentermine tablets are often prescribed instead of the capsules because it is possible to cut them if the dose needs to be adjusted. The dose of this drug should be changed only with the advice of a doctor. Some patients find that a half dose (18.75 milligrams) is adequate for their needs and helps them to reduce the chances of side effects and addiction. The pill can be cut along the line so that half can be taken.
Other people find that the pill provides more long lasting effects when they take a half pill at the start of the day and the second half in the early afternoon, at least two hours after lunch. This way, the effects of the medication will continue on until after suppertime, but won’t be so powerful that it leads to insomnia.