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Phentermine: Managing Hunger within a Medical Weight Loss Program

What is Phentermine?

Phentermine is one of the oldest and most useful prescription medications for medically supervised weight loss with eligible patients. It is generic and not expensive (about $10-$20/month, depending on dose). Phentermine is therefore one of the most effective and affordable options to suppress hunger, especially when included as part of a comprehensive, well-rounded medical weight loss program.

Is Phentermine safe?

Phentermine is one of the most commonly prescribed weight-loss medications and is a 'controlled substance’. It is generally considered a safe drug, because, after 60 years of use now, according to the Mayo Clinic, “actual potential for abuse appears low.” However, it is not a good option for certain at-risk patients, including those with known heart disease or uncontrolled high blood pressure.

When do providers at Oregon Medical Weight Loss prescribe Phentermine?

Phentermine is one of the several tools that we may elect to use in helping eligible patients suppress hunger and lose weight. Hunger is an uncomfortable and difficult symptom to manage. Phentermine can help curb the common and significant discomforts of hunger in the same way that other prescriptions are often used to manage subjective and uncomfortable symptoms such as headache, low back pain or anxiety.

What can I do?

At Oregon Medical Weight Loss and Wellness, we recognize the role of treating hunger in order to achieve significant weight loss. Phentermine has a record of generally being safe and effective when used with correct supervision for suitable patients. At Oregon Medical Weight Loss and Wellness, we can help you manage the challenges of extra weight and the many medical consequences that follow from it. We feel strongly that you deserve the expertise and support of this and other medically researched tools in order to achieve meaningful weight loss and optimal health.

If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact us online at or call us at 503-620-5556.

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