If you’re overweight or obese and conservative measures of treatment haven’t helped you achieve your lifestyle goals, you may want to consider treatment with a prescription medication such as phentermine. Andrea Bretal, MD, at Weston Medical Health & Wellness in Weston, Florida, regularly prescribes phentermine to men and women trying to lose weight and improve their quality of life. We can not make prescriptions of Phentermine through Telehealth visits. To see if you’re a candidate for phentermine, make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.

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What is phentermine?

Phentermine is a prescription medication used to treat obesity. Phentermine comes in a variety of forms including oral capsules, oral tablets, and orally disintegrating tabs.

Specifically, phentermine benefits people who are severely overweight with certain health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Combined with healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly, phentermine can help you lose weight and keep it off.

How does phentermine work?

Phentermine is a type of drug known as an anorectic. Scientists aren’t sure why phentermine encourages weight loss. However, it’s thought to release chemicals in your brain that suppress your appetite. Over time, this helps you eat less, leading to weight loss.

Does phentermine present any side effects?

Phentermine is safe and well-tolerated, but some people do experience side effects. Common side effects of phentermine include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vomiting

In most cases, the side effects of phentermine go away within a few days or weeks. However, if they persist or become severe, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bretal right away.

Does phentermine react with other medications?

Yes. Phentermine can interact with other prescription medications, vitamins, or supplements you’re taking.

During your initial consultation, make sure to let Dr. Bretal know about any medications or supplements you take. Dr. Bretal takes this information into account and develops a treatment plan to ensure your safety and comfort.

Is phentermine right for me?

To determine if phentermine is right for you, make an appointment at Weston Medical Health & Wellness. During your initial consultation, Dr. Bretal does a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you questions about your goals for treatment.

After gathering all of this information, Dr. Bretal develops a weight loss plan that aligns with your unique needs. If you lead a busy lifestyle and can’t make it to the office for an appointment, Dr. Bretal also offers phone consultations.

Dr. Bretal understands that between work, parenting, and other responsibilities, you’ve got a lot going on. However, that shouldn’t keep you from achieving better health.

If you dream of losing weight, prescription phentermine may be able to help. Make an appointment at Weston Medical Health & Wellness by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.