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Phentermine is a prescription medication used short-term along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior change program for weight loss.
Phentermine is classified as an anorexiant and a sympathomimetic medication, meaning it stimulates the body's sympathetic nervous system to decrease appetite.
Phentermine users can expect to lose between 5-10% of their body weight over 8 weeks, with common side effects including dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure.
The advantage of Phentermine over other weight loss drugs might be its simplicity as a single-ingredient medication, which may reduce the risk of complex interactions or side effects associated with multi-ingredient drugs.