PHENTERMINE

WHAT IS PHENTERMINE

Phentermine is a prescription medication used primarily for weight loss. It was approved by the FDA in 1959 for short-term use of up to 12 weeks. In the 1990s, phentermine was combined with other weight loss drugs reported to cause heart problems.

Phentermine has several brand names including Adipex-P, Lomaira, and Suprenza. It can also be found in combination with topiramate and is branded as Qsymia. It’s a controlled substance due to its chemical similarities to the stimulant amphetamine — making it available only with a prescription. Your doctor may prescribe phentermine if you have a an elevatded BMI.

HOW DOES PHENTERMINE WORK

Phentermine is considered an appetite suppressants. Taking phentermine helps suppress your appetite, thereby limiting how many calories you eat. Over time, this can lead to weight loss. In addition, it increases energy and helps promote activity.

While the exact mechanisms behind the appetite-reducing effects of phentermine remain unclear, the drug is thought to act by increasing neurotransmitter levels in your brain. Neurotransmitters are your body’s chemical messengers and include norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine.When your levels of these three chemicals increase, your feeling of hunger decreases.

IS PHENTERMINE EFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Several clinical studies have proven that phentermine can boost fat loss. Some studies show an expected average weight loss with phentermine use is 5% of your initial body weight. Many others have seen as high as 10% over a 12 weeks course of therapy. The amount of weight loss can be increased with increasing exercise to promote fat burining. Many practitioners combine therapies to promote the best and fastest results such as adding caloric restriction, MICC and B12 injections. Promoting optimal sleep helps the body recover and ready for the next day

While phentermine has been shown to be effective for weight loss, it may work better when combined with topiramate.Topiramate is a drug that has been used on its own to treat seizures but — like phentermine — also has appetite-reducing properties. Topiramate and phentermine is a combination medication sold under the brand name Qsymia.

Compared to three other commonly prescribed drugs for weight loss, the combination of phentermine and topiramate was associated with the highest odds of losing at least 5% of the initial body weight.

What’s more, research suggests that the phentermine and topiramate combination is the most effective weight loss medication to date — with people achieving an average weight loss of 21.6 pounds after taking the maximum dose.

In users, this weight loss has translated to a significant decrease in waist circumference, improved insulin sensitivity, and blood sugar control, as well as favorable effects on triglyceride and cholesterol levels

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PHENTERMINE

  • Weight loss
  • Boost energy
  • Reduction in appetite
  • Promote lean muscle

WHAT IS THE DOSAGE OF PHENTERMINE

There are several dosage amounts of phentermine availble: 8 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg, and 37.5 mg.

Your provider will likely recommended the lowest effective dose. The dose is typically taken once a day in the morning, but lower doses of 8 mg can be taken 2-3 times per day. You should avoid taking the last dose too late in the day to prevent insomnia or difficulty falling or staying asleep.

Your provider may also recommend an EKG prior to starting the mediation.

 

WHAT IS THE DOSAGE OF PHENTERMINE & TOPIRAMATE

Sold under the brand name Qsymia, Phentermine and topiramate is a combination medication used for weight loss. This medication is available in four doses, ranging in strength from 3.75 to 15 mg of phentermine and 23 to 92 mg of topiramate.

After taking the lowest dose for 14 days, your doctor can choose to progress you to a higher dose.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF PHENTERMINE

Phentermine alone is designed for short-term use only, as there are no long-term studies on its safety. However, the FDA has approved phentermine in combination with topiramate for long-term use, since the dosage of the two ingredients is lower than the maximum doses of the individual drugs.

While serious adverse effects are rare, studies report several side effects of the phentermine and topiramate combination:

The most commonly reported side effects include (1Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source, 23Trusted Source):

  • Dry mouth
  • Sleeping problems
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Flushing of the skin
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Irritability

You shouldn’t take phentermine if you have heart disease, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, or if you’re pregnant or nursing. Phentermine should also not be prescribed in combination with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), a class of medications used to treat depression.

Your doctor will determine whether phentermine is appropriate and safe for you.

OXANDROLONE

WHAT IS OXANDROLONE

Oxandrolone is also known as Anavar. It is a steroid typically used by professional bodybuilders and athletes who are wanting to decrease fat mass and increase weight without the worry of water retention. It is now being used by many practitioners for men and women alike to aid in weight loss.

HOW DOES OXANDROLONE WORK

Oxandrolone increases muscle mass and reduce body fat in three ways:

Inducing protein synthesis in the body
Up regulating the androgen receptor in skeletal muscle.
Increasing IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor)
Oxandrolone given to healthy men, has been shown to increase protein synthesis by as much as 44% and improve effects of resistance training.

Some studies have shown that Oxandrolone can significantly reduce the thyroid-binding globulin as well as increase thyroxine-binding prealbumin. In other words, it increases the hormone that is responsible for the bodies metabolism, allowing a person to lose more fat than people who may not use this product. It can also help people gain more muscle mass.

Oxandrolone is a steroid that is milder, meaning that you will notice fewer side effects when compared to Testosterone. Oxandrolone can be given to both men and women without many side effects.

Reported Benefits:

Promote weight loss
Improve length of workouts
Enhance endurance and strength
Speed up recovery time
Optimize fat burning

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF OXANDROLONE

Most people do not experience any side effect and if any are typically mild and quickly resolve.

The most common side effects are liver toxicity and cholestatic jaundice, among others. Many of the side effects have been shown in patients using high dosages and for greater than 1 year of duration.

There is no evidence to suggest that short term use of Oxandrolone had led to the development of liver function impairment.

Other side effects in males include:

Testicular atrophy
Inhibition of testicular function (infertility)
Oligospermia
Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)
Priapism (Prolonged Erection)
Epididymitis
Bladder Urgency and Frequency (worsening of lower urinary tract symptoms)
Gynecomastia
Acne
Bleeding in patients currently on anticoagulant therapy
Insomnia
Decreased glucose tolerance
Side Effects in Women can be:

Liver issues
Hormonal changes, like irregularities with your menstrual cycle
Clitoral enlargement
Swelling in the arms and legs
Acne
Headaches

WHAT IS THE DOSAGE OF OXANDROLONE

Oxandrolone is also known as Anavar. It is a steroid typically used by professional bodybuilders and athletes who are wanting to decrease fat mass and increase weight without the worry of water retention. It is now being used by many practitioners for men and women alike to aid in weight loss.

WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE OXANDROLONE

Men with known history of or suspected prostate cancer
Men or women with history of breast cancer.
Hypercalcemia
Renal Dysfunction
Liver dysfunction

WHO WHAT MEDICATIONS ARE CONTRAINDICATED WITH OXANDROLONE

Anticoagulants
Antiplatelets
Oral Hypoglycemic Medications
Adrenal Steroids or ACTH

Your doctor will determine whether oxandrolone is appropriate and safe for you.

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