Phendimetrazine shares some similarities with phentermine and is also used for weight loss in overweight adults. How are these drugs similar and different?
Many people are familiar with the prescription medication phentermine but might not be aware of another drug called phendimetrazine. Phendimetrazine shares some similarities with phentermine and is also used for weight loss in overweight adults. How are these drugs similar and different? In this article, we look at the differences between phendimetrazine and phentermine, as well as any side effects they may share.
Many people are familiar with the prescription medication phentermine but might not be aware of another drug called phendimetrazine. Both have been approved to help with weight loss and are prescribed by doctors. However, they differ in several ways and should not be used interchangeably.
Phendimetrazine is a central nervous system stimulant that works in part by increasing your body's metabolism. It can also suppress your appetite, so you feel less hungry and eat less food during the day. Because it works on your brain's chemical pathways to reduce hunger, it may be helpful if you're trying to lose weight through dieting alone—but keep in mind that this drug is more powerful than phentermine and might not be safe for everyone who uses it for losing weight.
If you're considering using either of these medications for weight loss purposes or just want more information about them overall, consult with your doctor first before taking either one—or any other medication—to avoid any potential side effects or unexpected reactions from taking these pills regularly over time
Phendimetrazine, like phentermine, is a stimulant used for weight loss. It shares some similarities with its cousin but differs from it in several ways as well.
Phentermine is a prescription medication, and phendimetrazine is an over-the-counter drug. Both are used for weight loss in the same way: they increase your metabolism, which causes your body to burn more calories.
In this article, we look at the differences between phendimetrazine and phentermine, as well as any side effects they may share.
Phendimetrazine and phentermine are both appetite suppressants used to treat obesity. Phendimetrazine is a stimulant that works by increasing the amount of norepinephrine in your body, which helps to decrease appetite and burn fat (1). Phendimetrazine was discovered in 1954 and has been approved for use as an obesity treatment since 1959 (2). Phentermine was also discovered in 1959, but instead of being classified as an amphetamine like phendimetrazine, it’s considered to be a central nervous system stimulant. It’s similar in some ways to amphetamines like Adderall or Vyvanse because it helps increase energy levels and suppress hunger (3). However, unlike Adderall or Vyvanse—which can cause side effects such as heart palpitations or anxiety—phentermine does not have these same risks because it doesn't contain any amphetamine ingredients.
There are a few brand names for phendimetrazine, including Bontril PDM and Bontril Slow Release. Phendimetrazine is also sold under the brand name Adipost. Phentermine is not a brand name for any medication at this time, but it's often used to refer to phentermine hydrochloride (a form of phendimetrazine) in general.
Phendimetrazine is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity in overweight adults.
Phendimetrazine is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity in overweight adults. This medicine works by decreasing appetite. It should not be used by people who have heart disease or high blood pressure, or those who are pregnant.
Phentermine is a stimulant drug that suppresses appetite. It was first approved in 1959 as an appetite suppressant to treat obesity, but since then it has been used to help with weight loss for the following reasons:
Phentermine, also known as phentermine hydrochloride (HCl), is a prescription drug that works by decreasing appetite. It is used to treat obesity and not for long-term use.
Phendimetrazine is a stimulant similar in effect to amphetamines. It stimulates the central nervous system and can cause side effects such as insomnia, high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke if taken incorrectly. Phendimetrazine may also raise your blood sugar levels if you're diabetic.
The FDA has approved phentermine for weight loss in patients with a BMI>27 with weight-related diseases, and all patients with a BMI >30.
Phendimetrazine and phentermine are both drugs used for weight loss in overweight adults. However, they have some important differences to consider before taking them.
Phendimetrazine is a stimulant drug that stimulates the central nervous system. It acts on the brain's reward centers, reducing hunger while increasing energy so that you can exercise more or work longer without feeling tired. Phendimetrazine is an amphetamine which means it has similar effects to other amphetamines, such as cocaine, methamphetamine and Adderall.
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that works by affecting brain chemicals called neurotransmitters such as serotonin (a mood regulator), norepinephrine (a stress hormone) and dopamine (stimulates pleasure). It also reduces your levels of leptin, a hormone made by fat cells that signals your brain when you've eaten enough food. Phentermine is considered "safe" because it doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms when stopped; however, its safety hasn't been proven over long-term use (one year or more).
To conclude, phendimetrazine and phentermine are both effective weight loss drugs. They share some similarities but also have some important differences. If you are considering taking either of these medications for weight loss, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with each drug type before making a decision.
Eva Shelton, M.D.
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital