Phentermine is prescribed as an appetite suppressant.

Formulation – Phentermine is formulated using Corn Starch, Gelatin, Lactose Monohydrate, Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Black Iron Oxide, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40 and D&C Red #33.

Phentermine is a drug that belongs to the Anorexiants drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat cholesterol. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.

Side Effects / Precautions

Phentermine does have quite a number of side effects and those side effects which you may experience when taking it include feeling restless or hyperactive; headache, dizziness, tremors; sleep problems (insomnia); dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth; diarrhoea or constipation, upset stomach; or. increased or decreased interest in sex, impotence.

Phentermine does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.


Odefsey – One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from high cholesterol. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are Odefsey.