In fact, nicotine patches are not contraindicated during obesity therapy with Phentermine. Therefore, patients using Phentermine are able not only to reduce weight, but also to try to quit smoking.
Active or passive smoking is not recommended while using Phentermine weight loss pills. So if you are ready to stop smoking and start using patches, it’s best to do this before obesity pharmacotherapy.
Smoking can increase blood pressure, heartbeat and sometimes may even cause heart attack or stroke.
Phentermine is contraindicated in patients with very high blood pressure or a recently suffered stroke.
Phentermine itself may cause an increase in blood pressure. Therefore, if you quit smoking in advance, the risk of hypertension and other cardiovascular side effects will decrease during Phentermine use.
Smoking causes both physical and psychological dependence. While using Phentermine, a sharp smoking cessation may cause or worsen such side effects as:
- tremor of extremities
- overreaction to stimuli
However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot quit smoking when using Phentermine weight loss pills. Phentermine can be more effective if such alkaloid as nicotine is missing in the patient’s body.
The patient, who uses Phentermine weight loss pills, must stick nicotine patches on different parts of the body. This simple rule helps avoiding such side effects as redness and irritation of the skin.