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FDA approved medications may be a useful addition to one of our diet plans!

Approved by the US FDA as a treatment for obesity, Phentermine diet pills help overweight patientís lose a significant amount of weight within a short amount of time if combined with a sensible diet under a doctor's care.  


Phentermine is only prescribed for the short-term treatment of obesity. In other words, phentermine (in the state of Ohio) can only be prescribed for 12 weeks and then you must be off of it for 6 months from your last dosage.  Also, you must be under a doctor's care during this time meaning that you must be seen by your prescribing doctor each month to get your prescription.  You also must be losing weight each month under this plan.  This is important because you will not be able to miss an appointment and then be seen in the next month.   As a result, it is very important that you are able to commit to this treatment plan as it is very regimented.  

How Does it Work?

Phentermine targets your neurotransmitters in the brain and changes the Serotonin levels in the brain and releases Adrenaline and other related chemicals. As a result, there is an increase in blood pressure and loss of appetite.  In other words, you do not feel hungry so you are able to stick to a low-calorie diet plan which ultimately allows you to lose weight.


Since phentermine diet pills are short-term and fast-acting,  patients can expect a considerable amount of weight loss in a very short period of time. This is a very important advantage over other diet medicines. There are some side effects that can occur including but not limited to dizziness, upset stomach, nausea, and heavy sweating. But slowly and steadily as the body gets used to the drug, these effects usually disappear.


Difference Between Phentermine and Adipex

Phentermine is the generic form of Adipex.  Most diet centers have chosen to use phentermine which is equally effective.


Who is a candidate for weight loss medication?

Weight loss medications are appropriate for people who have struggled with obesity for a significant amount of time and whom traditional dieting and exercising have not been effective.  Weight loss medications are in no ways a substitute for proper diet and exercise and are considered by Healthy Solutions MD as a tool to help you in your weight loss journey! 


In the state of Ohio, the following rules apply to those who can be prescribed these medications:

  • BMI of greater than 30 or BMI of 27 with comorbidities

  • Struggled with weight loss in the past through diet and exercise

  • No history of drug or alcohol abuse



PLEASE NOTE:  The final decision to use/no use appetite suppressants in your weight loss program are made by one of our staff physicians.  

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