Do you need to lose weight quickly to fit into a dress or tux for your best friend’s wedding? Are you sick and tired of how long and difficult your weight loss journey has been so far? If so, phentermine at Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD may be right for you. This prescription anorectic has been approved by the FDA for weight management in obese individuals who are at least 12 years of age. Read on to discover how this drug works, how quickly it works, and more.
How Does Phentermine Work?
Phentermine facilitates weight loss by reducing your appetite. However, you still need to create a caloric deficit to lose weight. If you think you are struggling to lose weight because of how often you feel very hungry, this is the drug for you. If you are having difficulty losing weight due to emotional eating or excessive alcohol consumption, this drug can still help you lose weight, but you’ll have to be mindful of your caloric consumption and hunger cues.
How Long Can I Be on This Drug?
Phentermine can be prescribed for 12 weeks. However, it is usually only prescribed for three to six weeks. How long you will need to be on this drug to achieve your weight loss goals depends on how far you are from your goal, how much you exercise, and how many calories you consume every day. Another potential factor is whether you get treatment for your metabolism.
If you get lipoplex (vitamin B12 and lipotropic) injections, you should hit your weight loss goals faster and easier. This is because lipoplex injections speed up your fat metabolism, support your liver and muscles, stabilize your mood, and give you more energy than you’ve had in years. If you take advantage of the increased metabolism and energy from lipoplex injections and decreased appetite due to the anorectic, you are sure to hit your weight loss goals before you know it.
How Quickly Does This Drug Work?
In some individuals, this drug starts working in just three hours. In other individuals, it takes up to four hours and 24 minutes to start working. Therefore, you can feel pretty confident that roughly 3.5 to four hours after you take this medication, you will feel more energetic and less hungry than you usually do.
If you’re anxious to see your results as quickly as possible, try to take advantage of this extra energy and get a workout in. It’s a good idea to get an hour of moderate cardio in five days weekly to speed up your weight loss.
How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose?
How much weight you can expect to lose while on this drug depends primarily on your diet and activity level. Studies have shown that people can see a 3% reduction in their body weight after taking this medication for three months. If you also get injections to boost your metabolism, you may lose even more weight in a 12-week timeframe.
What Are the Indications of This Drug?
This medication is generally prescribed to people with a BMI of at least 30. However, it may also be prescribed in other cases. For example, you may be considered a good fit for this drug if you have a BMI of 27 but you also have a comorbidity, like hyperlipidemia, untreated diabetes, or high blood pressure.
What Are the Contraindications of This Drug?
While the FDA has approved this drug for many obese individuals, it is not right for everyone. Some of the most common contraindications include pregnancy, breastfeeding, and a history of allergies to stimulants. You also will not be deemed a good fit for this prescription weight loss medication if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, high eye pressure, or hyperthyroidism. Other contraindications include:
- History of misusing drugs
- Heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Prior stroke
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
Learn How You Can Lose Weight Quickly Today
Phentermine works by making you feel less hungry. Individual results vary, but most people can see a 3% body weight reduction in just three months. Are you ready to finally achieve your weight loss goals? If so, we can help. To find out how, contact us now at Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, MD to schedule an initial evaluation if you are in the DMV area. We also have an office located conveniently in Tysons Corner, VA if you are in the Tysons or Falls Church, VA area.