It’s easier to say you want to lose weight than it is to actually lose weight. But with the right help, you can achieve all of your weight loss and body image goals. Even for those who want to shed a significant amount of weight, you can safely reach your target weight with the right combination of lifestyle changes and medical advice. At Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD, we know that PhenPro could be the key to unlocking your weight loss success story.
How Does PhenPro Work?
PhenPro is a medication that helps people lose weight. This medication is actually a combination of two biologics that work together to help you on your weight loss journey. The combination of Phentermine and Prozac produces an ideal environment for successfully shedding pounds.
Phentermine is a medication that suppresses your appetite so you feel less hungry throughout the day. Prozac, meanwhile, is a medication that increases serotonin production so you will feel less stress and less likely to eat because of your emotions. Combined, these medications help you take control of your hunger. You will eat when you are actually hungry and you will eat healthier portions – and over time, that means you will lose weight.
Getting Your Dosage Right
For any medication, your ideal dose will vary based on your age, gender, weight, and even your specific metabolism. For this medication, we care about getting your dosage right so you can get the most benefit from the treatment. Getting your dosage right means we will start with a comprehensive consultation that will let us learn about medications and supplements you may currently be taking.
You may also need to complete a physical exam or labs. We will talk about your weight loss goals and your history with your weight, particularly if you have tried other methods of weight loss in the past. Please be sure to ask any additional questions you have about this treatment during your consultation.
There are several dosages that are common for this medication based on your age and the form of the medication. For adults over the age of 18 who are using capsules, the most common dosage is 15mg to 30mg once daily; disintegrating tablets are taken once a day, and extended-release capsules are taken once a day.
One important part of your dosage will be the timing of when you take the medication. In general, this medication should be taken in the morning before you have eaten any food – both the tablet and extended-release capsules are taken in the morning before breakfast. The capsule form, however, is generally taken two hours after breakfast. Your provider will give you specific instructions on how to use this medication.
What If You Miss a Dose?
Even if you set an alarm and do your best to take your medication on time every day, you might miss a dose. So, what does that mean for your medication? You shouldn’t worry that missing a single dose will set back any of your progress.
However, if you miss a dose, you should take your medicine as soon as possible, even if you’ve already eaten. But if your next dose is fairly close, then you should wait to take this medication until your next dose. You should never double doses.
Is This Medication Safe?
You might be surprised to learn that this drug combination has been around since the late ’90s. Many people have successfully used this medication to lose weight. When this medication is prescribed and monitored by a certified physician, it is a safe way to suppress your appetite and have successful weight loss results.
How Much Weight Can You Lose?
The amount of weight you can lose with this medication depends on how much weight you can safely use. This medication is most often prescribed to those who are considered obese on the BMI index. It’s common for this medication to be used until the patient is no longer considered obese. If the patient wants to continue to lose weight after that point, then traditional weight loss or additional time with this treatment may be used until healthy weight loss goals are accomplished.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Patients who are obese or who need help losing weight are good candidates for this medication. In general, this medication is usually prescribed to people who need to lose a significant amount of weight. You may not be considered a good candidate for this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you are using certain medications. During your consultation, we will collect information about your medications, including antidepressants, that may affect your candidacy for this treatment.
Try a Simple Weight Loss Solution
Losing weight can be difficult for many people. If you’re struggling with your weight loss goals, then regular diet and exercise might not be enough for you to reach your target weight. A medication like PhenPro combines an appetite suppressant with a serotonin booster so you can feel less hungry and have an easier time sticking to your diet. Please contact Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD to schedule your initial consultation today.