How Phentermine Works
Phentermine is an anorectic drug and appetite suppressant used to make people feel less hungry. It works by changing the levels of neurotransmitters affecting mood and appetite . Long-term use of this drug is not recommended because it works for only a few weeks.
Phentermine is normally prescribed to those people who suffer from complications of obesity. It is usually prescribed for only three to six weeks and is a stimulant that increases fat metabolism while decreasing appetite. Phentermine can cause rapid heartbeat and an increase in blood pressure. Some patients report feeling dizzy or lightheaded when taking this drug. Phentermine and Weight Loss Phentermine is an appetite suppressant. The principle behind weight loss is to consume less calories per day than your body burns. This consumption causes a calorie deficit and your body must then burn its’ own fat for fuel. The result is weight loss. When taking phentermine, the amount of weight lost depe...
Earlier this month, the FDA's Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee overwhelmingly voted against recommending approval of Zohydro ER, an extended-release version of hydrocodone. If approved, Zohydro ER would have been the first hydrocodone medication available that did not also contain a non-opioid analgesic such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
While the FDA does not have to follow the recommendation of its advisory committee, it usually does. The final determination is expected to be made by March 1, 2013.
Despite the fact that Zohydro ER was studied in nearly 1,500 patients––some for as long as a year––and found to be generally safe and well-tolerated with no new or unexpected safety problems, panel members expressed concerns with potential abuse, addiction and long-term safety.
It was noted that the manufacturer didn't offer any solution as to how they would limit unintended use other than the already tight distributio...
The FDA issued a notice that one lot of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets with a dosage of 10 mg/500 mg has been recalled because some of them may contain a higher dosage of acetaminophen.
The affected tablets were manufactured by Qualitest, a subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions, and are from Lot Number C1440512A, with an expiration date of 12/13. The tablets are approximately 16.51 mm in length, pink, capsule-shaped tablets, with "3600" debossed on one side of the tablet and "V" on the other.
Unintentional administration of tablets with increased acetaminophen content could result in liver toxicity, especially in patients on other acetaminophen containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than three alcoholic beverages a day.
If you are taking hydrocodone/acetaminophen in the 10/500 mg dosage and are not sure if your medication came from the recalled lot, check with your pharmacist.
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