"Humans have several types of fat. White fat stores extra energy. Too much white fat, a characteristic of obesity, increases the risk of several diseases. Brown fat (also called brown adipose tissue), in contrast, burns chemical energy to crea"...
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Phentermine hydrochloride is indicated in the management of exogenous obesity as a short term (a few weeks) adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction. The limited usefulness of agents of this class (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY) should be measured against possible risk factors inherent in their use.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Administration of one capsule (30 mg) daily has been found to be adequate in depression of the appetite for twelve to fourteen hours.
Phentermine hydrochloride is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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