Bontril, also known as Phendimetrazine, is an FDA-approved appetite suppressant that belongs to the sympathomimetic amine class, similar to amphetamines.
Bontril stimulates the central nervous system, increasing heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn decreases appetite. It is primarily prescribed as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise for the treatment of obesity.
Your doctor will work closely with you to determine the appropriate dosage of Bontril. The typical dosage involves taking one tablet twice daily before meals, although some patients may be prescribed one tablet three times a day. In addition to tablets, Bontril is available in slow-release and extended-release capsules.
It is important to note that appetite suppressants such as Bontril, along with others like Diethylpropion, Benzphetamine, Phentermine, and Qsymia, should never be used as a substitute for a proper diet or exercise. To achieve maximum effects, these medications must be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and/or exercise plan.
Precautions and Doctor Supervision
Bontril should not be used if you have heart problems or heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, a history of drug abuse, or glaucoma. It is crucial to inform your doctor about all medications you are taking, as Bontril may interact with other drugs.
Bontril should only be used under the supervision of a doctor who will monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as necessary.
Common Side Effects
As with all prescription appetite suppressants, there are potential side effects associated with Bontril. Common side effects may include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Hyperactivity or restlessness
- Upset stomach, nausea, or constipation
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
Your doctor can provide information on other possible side effects that you should be aware of. Additionally, certain side effects require immediate medical attention. Contact your doctor if you experience changes in mood, heart fluttering or pounding, changes in urination, or increased blood pressure.
By understanding the usage, precautions, and potential side effects of Bontril, and working closely with your doctor throughout the treatment process, you can safely incorporate this medication into your weight loss journey and achieve your desired results while prioritizing your well-being.
Any modifications in your diet, activity level, and behavior must be developed and continued long-term in order to continue losing weight and prevent the lost weight from returning. Transformyou will help you stay on-track with your medical weight loss goals, checking in on you frequently regarding your general health, weight, etc. and adjusting your medical weight loss plan according to your needs.
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