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Fastin Side Effects Center
Pharmacy Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Fastin (phentermine hydrochloride) is a type of appetite suppressant called a sympathomimetic amine used in the management of exogenous obesity over the short term (a few weeks) as an adjunct to a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction. The brand name drug Fastin is no longer available in the U.S. A generic version is available. Fastin may cause fast heart rate (tachycardia), elevation of blood pressure, overstimulation, restlessness, dizziness, insomnia, euphoria, and dryness of the mouth. Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, unpleasant taste in mouth, hives, impotence, and palpitations. Consult your physician if you experience any side effects.
The recommended dose of Fastin is one capsule (30 mg) a day taken approximately 2 hours after breakfast for appetite control. Late evening medication should be avoided because of the possibility of resulting insomnia. Concomitant use of alcohol with Fastin may result in an adverse drug interaction. Safe use of Fastin during pregnancy has not been established. Use of Fastin by women who become pregnant requires that the potential benefit be weighed against the possible hazard to mother and infant.
Our Fastin Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Fastin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
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