Pros and cons of Phentermine?

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Hello everyone! I am a student at Purdue and am interested in learning about the pros and cons of Phentermine. Along with that, I am interested in learning more about fitness and nutrition. So please comment, provide articles, suggestions, etc.! (:

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

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Have you looked it up at a reputable pharmacological site or in a drug book? That's generally a good place to start.

RNtoACGNP

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Pro: great weight loss supplement. It completely diminishes appetite

Con: can cause heart palpitations and HTN, they usually will do an ekg before prescribed. Leaves some people jittery, it's also very addictive.

StillRN

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I took it... oddly it made me feel like a zombie.. but it gave me heart palpitations and im convinced it did some sort of damage to my heart. I never had htn before I took it.. it spiked my bp , especially the diastolic pressure. . Now I'm on bp meds.

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Hello everyone! I am a student at Purdue and am interested in learning about the pros and cons of Phentermine. Along with that, I am interested in learning more about fitness and nutrition. So please comment, provide articles, suggestions, etc.! (:

Pretty sure that, as a student at Purdue, you have learned some research skills along the way. How about you do your own research and find your own articles?

Let me google that for you

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