Can you still take Phentermine 40mg, if you can’t breathe properly

Anorexigenic drug Phentermine is prescribed as a short-term supplement to traditional weight loss methods (hypocaloric diet and exercise). Phentermine has a sympathomimetic action. Therefore, Phentermine may increase blood pressure and heart rate.

When using Phentermine, you should seek qualified medical advice, if you have such side effects, as shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid or irregular heartbeat. To restore breathing, the doctor may reduce daily Phentermine dose or stop anti-obesity therapy.

Most often, these side effects are observed, when the patient takes maximum Phentermine dose of 40 mg. In most cases, breathing is restored, when lowering single dose to therapeutic medium (Phentermine 30mg). If breathing is difficult, even at lower Phentermine dose, you should stop taking Phentermine and examine cardiovascular system.

Shortness of breath, caused by Phentermine 40mg, may cause dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, and even lead to heart failure. 

  • Therefore, a timely doctor visit may prevent the development of cardiovascular disease, resulting from Phentermine.
  • Medical practice has no evidence, that Phentermine can cause cardiovascular diseases.
  • Phentermine has been used in anti-obesity therapy for 55 years.
  • In all this time, there have been no reports on cardiovascular diseases manifestation, resulting from diet pills.

Primary pulmonary failure and heart valve disease manifestations were reported by people, taking Phentermine in combination with fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine.

Clinical studies have shown that cardiovascular pathologies were provoked by fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine. 

Therefore, these drugs (fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine) were withdrawn from the market.
Obesity is often accompanied by high blood pressure. 

Obese people with hypertension are recommended to start anti-obesity therapy with the lowest Phentermine dose of 15 mg. Given that load on heart increases in hypertension, Phentermine slimming pills are contraindicated in severe or uncontrolled hypertension.

It is forbidden to start pharmacotherapy with Phentermine within 6 months after a stroke or heart attack. 

Phentermine loss pills are prescribed to obese people with a history of cardiovascular pathologies in the minimum dose of 15mg. 

People with a history of heart attack or stroke should stop taking Phentermine, in case of the first breathing violation symptoms, when taking these diet pills.

If patient on Phentermine 40mg has shortness of breath only during physical exertion, he should reduce the load. In some cases, shortness of breath during exercise results from lack of physical fitness, not from a Phentermine pathology.

When taking Phentermine pills, shortness of breath or difficult breathing at low physical activity or at rest could be a symptom of lung or cardiovascular system disease.

Patient should inform his doctor about any adverse reaction, to avoid any serious side effect, when using Phentermine.

In Phentermine therapy, people, having obesity-related complications of hypertension or other risk factors, should replace exercise with walks.

  • Regular walks in open air, lasting 40-60 minutes, are an alternative to exercise.

Breathing is an important component not only to human health, but also for his survival. 

Therefore, patient should consult a doctor, if he has difficulty in breathing (not only during anti-obesity therapy with Phentermine). Timely medical help can save patient’s health.