Phentermine has quite a lot of contraindications for use. The person’s health, his age, and existing diseases affect this.
Use of Phentermine is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This anorectic is not prescribed for children and adolescents under 12 years old.
Phentermine pills are contraindicated for use if:
- drug or alcohol addiction is detected;
- there are agitated states, psychiatric illnesses, for example depression;
- excess weight is not caused by increased appetite and overeating;
- serious eating disorders are established, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
Cardiovascular diseases can also be a contraindication to Phentermine use:
- advanced arteriosclerosis;
- heart rhythm disturbances;
- congenital heart diseases;
- uncontrolled hypertension;
- stroke and ischemic heart disease.
All listed cardiovascular diseases are absolute contraindications for use of Phentermine anorectic.
Another contraindication to Phentermine use is the presence organic causes in overweight patients that contribute to weight gain and obesity. These include:
- Thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism);
- Cushing’s disease.
Phentermine may interact with other drugs. Therefore, simultaneous use of Phentermine with medicines affecting the central nervous system is contraindicated.
The drug should not be used concomitantly with MAO inhibitors and other sympathomimetics. Phentermine use less than 2 weeks after withdrawal of MAO inhibitors or other drugs affecting the CNS is a contraindication.
The drug is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic amines or idiosyncrasy to Phentermine.