After confirming its safety and effectiveness, FDA has approved the use of phentermine hydrochloride USP 8 mg for obesity in adults. Of course, 8mg is a low dosage of the drug but FDA has approved it. According to FDA, the new lower dose phentermine should be used for weight shedding coupled with regular exercises and a healthy diet. It is suitable for adults with the body mass index of at least 27 kg/m2 and medical conditions that affects the weight like high cholesterol, diabetes, or hypertension.
Lomaira, the low-dose phentermine is also relatively lower in cost and physicians have been prescribing the drug for more than half a decade now. Unlike higher dosage of the drug that is usually taken only in the morning, Lomaira should be taken three times a day. It is better taken before each meal of the day. This drug was formulated to offer high level of effectiveness, affordability, and flexibility.
The major reason phentermine hydrochloride is commonly prescribed for weight loss is its ability to suppress appetite, craving, and hunger. While it comes in several doses, the most prescribed doses range from 15 mg to 37.5 mg. According to physicians, it is best taken before breakfast or within a few hours after taking your breakfast. However, there is a slight difference with the new Lomaira. It should be taken three times a day. Each tablet is meant to be taken about half an hour before each meal.
It is meant for patients whose body cannot take full dose of the drug. Remember, different people have different body composition and as such, they react differently to the same drug. A particular dose of phentermine may be too much for you and be okay for your friend. However, no dose of the drug should be taken by any patient that is below 17 years. Since the drug promotes mental alertness, it may lead to insomnia if taken late in the evening.
Some common side effects of the drug are low libido, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, insomnia, increased blood pressure, restlessness, pulmonary hypertension, and a few more. So, it should be taken with prescription.