In 2009, the American Medical Association designated Obesity as a disease—not an excuse or an issue of poor will power. It is a medical fact, that people who are overweight or obese tend to have an abnormal physiology that makes them feel more hungry and less full, which is why those who are overweight struggle to lose that weight. Additionally, when overweight people lose weight without the help of medication, they experience extreme hunger after the successful weight loss and tend to put weight back on.

Approximately 70% of Americans have a BMI (Body Mass Index) over 25 putting them in either the overweight or obese category, but only about 2% of these patients are given medication to support weight loss. If it is a disease, then why aren’t more people who are struggling with their weight not using medication to lose it? How can we break this vicious cycle?

FDA-approved diet medications help break this cycle of weight loss and weight gain. These prescription weight loss medications help suppress abnormal appetite and hunger cues, control food cravings, and “trick” your physiology into accepting that loss of weight is good. Without the help of medication, your physiology assumes that you are losing weight because you don’t have access to food; this is an idea innate to our brains since the days when humans relied on hunting and gathering for survival. Using the appropriately prescribed diet pills for weight loss will enable you to easily lose weight, without hunger, and keep the weight off for good. What medication will help with weight loss and suppress appetite? The answer is Phentermine. Phentermine is a FDA Approved prescription appetite suppressant approved for medically supervised weight loss.

How Should I Take Phentermine?

Dr. Fortino prescribes Phentermine for those seeking to lose weight long term. Take phentermine exactly as prescribed by Dr. Fortino and his licensed staff of medical professionals. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. If needed, Dr. Fortino may occasionally change your dosage. Doses are normally taken once a day by mouth, before or 1-2 hours after breakfast; follow your dosing instructions very carefully. Tablets are allowed to be taken whole or cut in half; however, do not crush or chew tablets. Capsules must be swallowed whole.

Like other prescription weight-loss drugs, phentermine is intended to be used as part of an overall weight-loss plan. It is indicated for people who are overweight or obese, and who have failed to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone. Phentermine can be packaged as different brand names, all of which utilize the same main ingredient. Just like with brand names, there are some that are more frequently used based on popularity or name recognition by frequent consumers. Any differences in effectiveness, in regard to weight loss, vary based on brands.

Important Safety Information and Warnings

We apply only the safest and most effective FDA approved prescription and non-prescription appetite suppressants and dietary supplements available at our weight loss clinics. However, all appetite suppressants have potential side effects such as irritability, rapid heartbeat, insomnia, dry mouth, and drowsiness. If you develop bothersome side effects from Phentermine, another method of medical appetite control will be considered. All patients who are taking appetite suppressants are monitored closely. Consult with your primary care physician if you think you are pregnant or before breast-feeding. Do not use phentermine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. Avoid stimulant drugs that may cause an increase in heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine. Notify the Medical Weight Loss Physician of all medications that you are currently taking, both prescribed by your family doctor and purchased over the counter. You should not use phentermine if you have glaucoma, overactive thyroid, severe heart problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, advanced coronary artery disease, extreme agitation, or a history of drug abuse.

Where Can I Safely Obtain Phentermine?

Dr. Fortino is doctor has over 20 years’ experience in the field of medical weight loss and medical weight management. He is extensively trained in how to use these FDA-approved medications well, how to maximize their effectiveness, and how to minimize their side effects. Dr. Fortino is not only a board certified physician who is known in Philadelphia as one of Phentermine doctors, but also a New Jersey Phentermine doctor as well with Phentermine clinics conveniently located in both states. He can customize your weight loss medication for better appetite control and weight loss based on your age, current health, and medical history.

Don’t struggle with your weight alone. Dr. Fortino’s weight loss services and prescription weight loss medications can help. Call today to begin your weight loss journey at 856.318.4100 for New Jersey and 215.336.8000.