Phentramine is a type of weight loss supplement and is not the same as phentermine. Phentramine is a non-prescription herbal supplement, while phentermine has been approved by the FDA as a prescribed weight loss medication. Phentramine contains bitter orange, a stimulant replacement for the banned drug ephedra. Gurana is another ingredient in phentramine, which contains large amounts of caffeine. According to Kristi Monson, PharmD of Med TV, since the effects of phentramine have not been fully investigated, the possible consequences result from ingredients that make phentramine.
Possible side effects
Since phentramine contains bitter orange and caffeine, both of which are stimulants, you may experience these possible side effects: sleep disorders such as insomnia, nervousness, shaking of hands, feeling nervous, heartburn and feeling like you are spinning. Other effects can include nausea and vomiting, increased urination, headache, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and sun sensitivity. Sexual problems such as impotence may occur, as well as
It is important to consult a doctor if you experience any of these problems :. High blood pressure, or a racing or irregular heartbeat is a sign of a serious condition. It is not normal to feel your heart beating hard, to have chest pain, or experience visual disturbances as blur. If you feel as if one side of the body goes numb or weak, contact your doctor immediately, as these are potential signs of a stroke. Seizures are another serious effect of phentramine.
Using phentramine, you have a rare chance to develop ischemic colitis. According to the Mayo Clinic, occurs ischemic colitis when the colon is damaged or inflamed due to a restriction in blood flow to the colon. If you develop ischemic colitis, you will usually feel pain on the lower left side of the abdomen. You may also experience bloody stools, frequent diarrhea, vomiting and fever.
Having an allergic reaction to a drug is rare. But if you develop any of these symptoms, discontinue taking phentramine and see your doctor immediately: rash or hives, or swelling of the face, tongue or lips. It is also unusual to experience difficulty breathing, wheezing, or difficulty swallowing.
Do not take this medicine if you have pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, hypertension or diabetes.
Do not take this medication while pregnant or nursing, as it is not known what effect it may be for the fetus. Since phentramine contain stimulants, small amounts of the supplement are excreted in human milk. A nurse the child may experience irritability, loss of appetite and sleep problems.
Never take more than the recommended dose. Signs of overdose include difficulty breathing, confusion and disorientation, hallucinations, convulsions, rapid heartbeat, dizziness and increased urination.