Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

What Are The Side Effects Of Phentermine?

Tuesday, 20 July 2010 11:35 AM

Question: What are the long-term side effects of using phentermine. Can it make you fatter?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

Phentermine is an appetite suppressant similar to amphetamines. It can be addictive and is a class IV controlled substance. Appetite suppression often disappears by 12 weeks, and weight gain thereafter is not uncommon. Also not uncommon is tolerance to the drug along with its attendant withdrawal problems. There are no long term studies that support its safe use for weight maintenance or weight loss.

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