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How to Take Phentremine

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Frank Dioso is a trained medical technologist working for prominent research institutions such as Quest Diagnostics and California Clinical Trials. He has, for many years, ghostwritten clinical trial reports for confidential pharmaceutical drugs and is currently contributing his clinical laboratory science knowledge to online how-to articles.
How to Take Phentremine
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Phentermine is a popular prescription medication given to individuals who are considerably obese and cannot lose enough weight with exercise and diet alone. Phentermine is given along with a physician-approved, exercise, low-calorie and lifestyle change program to help with weight loss. Phentremine works by suprresing your appetite while increasing the amount of energy your body uses. By employing all the methods below, you can properly take Phentremine.

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Step 1

Take the Phentermine medication once a day. It is recommended to take it on an empty stomach about 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast.

Step 2

Break the Phentermine tablet in half if you cannot take it whole. Use a tablet splitter which you can purchase at any drugstore. Make sure to use a tablet splitter which cuts the medication, and does not pulverizes it. Never crush or chew your tablet.

Step 3

Avoid taking Phentermine tablets in the evening or afternoon. Taking it during those times can prevent you from sleeping.

Step 4

Make sure to follow your physician’s instructions on how to take Phentermine. Also avoid taking the drug for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor.

Step 5

Never take higher doses of Phentermine than you are instructed. High frequency of use of Phentermine at greater than recommended doses will increase the possible side effects.

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