Phentermine is a prescription weight loss drug, approved in 1959 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that aids in suppressing your appetite and cravings. By transmitting chemicals to the brain that tell the body it is full, Phentermine enables a person to eat less. This medication is an excellent alternative for those who struggle to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, although results can vary from person to person.

Phentermine is used for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 27; a person should still make dietary and lifestyle changes to support their weight loss for the drug to work at maximum efficiency. Possible side effects can include trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, constipation or diarrhea, dry mouth, dizziness, or increased blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid phentermine, as should children under 18, and those with a history of drug abuse.

Dr. Fortino, the premier weight management doctor in PA and NJ, will discuss these possibilities before prescribing Phentermine. Phentermine, the most popular prescription weight loss drug, is an oral capsule taken daily; dosage depends upon several factors which will be evaluated during your consultation at our weight loss clinic.

Dr. Fortino, a doctor who prescribes Phentermine, has two medical weight loss centers conveniently located near you: South Philadelphia at (215) 336-8000 and South Jersey (856) 318-4100.

Call today to make your appointment with Dr. Fortino and his team of medical professionals and learn how Phentermine can help you begin to lose weight quickly, safely, and affordably.