phentermine

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phentermine

 [fen´ter-mēn]
a sympathomimetic amine related to amphetamine, used as an appetite suppressant either as the hydrochloride salt or as the base in a complex with a resin, which has a sustained action.

phentermine

(fĕn′tər-mēn′)
n.
A drug, C10H15N, that suppresses appetite by altering the metabolism of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine and is used in its hydrochloride form in the management of obesity.

phentermine

A drug with an AMPHETAMINE (amfetamine)-like action used for appetite control in obesity. A brand name is Duromine. There is evidence that phentermine may be associated with heart valve disease and pulmonary hypertension.

Phentermine

An amphetamine prescribed for appetite suppression.
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TABLE Basic pharmacology of medications indicated for weight management (3,4,54-58) Generic Class Major action Schedule Approved for short-term use Benzphetamine Sympathomimetic Suppress appetite III (Didrex) Diethylpropion Sympathomimetic Suppress appetite IV (Tenuate) Phendimetrazine Sympathomimetic Suppress appetite III (Bontril) Phentermine Sympathomimetic Suppress appetite IV (Adipex-P, Suprenza) Approved for long-term use Lorcaserin (Belviq) Serotonin 2C Suppress appetite, IV receptor promote satiety agonist Orlistat Reversible Reduce fat -- (Xenical; Alli) inhibitor of absorption in gastrointestinal gastrointestinal lipases tract Phentermine/ Sympathomimetic/ Suppress appetite, IV topiramate (Qsymia) gamma- promote satiety aminobutyrate agonist