For patients who are struggling to lose excess weight on their own, even after diet and exercise, phentermine may be able to help. At Decatur Health and Wellness, we offer services and treatment options for those who wish to lose weight safely and sustainably.

What is phentermine?

Phentermine is an appetite suppressant medication often prescribed as part of a weight loss program. It is designed to make you feel full longer after eating and curb your cravings, so you don’t feel hungry as often.

It is important to note that phentermine alone is not a weight loss solution. With phentermine, sustainable and healthy weight loss can be achieved through diet, exercise, nutritional guidance, and counseling to help change your attitudes towards eating and food.

Our staff will work with you to design a tailored program based on an evaluation of your health, nutritional needs, and lifestyle to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

As with any medication, there are some potential side effects, these include:

  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nervousness
  • Tingling sensation in hands and feet

Am I a good candidate? 

If you are struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise, phentermine could be a beneficial treatment option. It is not recommended for those who only wish to lose a few inches or pounds.

A good candidate is only of general good health aside from excessive weight. Those with heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, and glaucoma may not be good candidates for this medication.  

For more information on phentermine and our weight loss programs, contact our office at (678) 705-8695.