Who can take phentermine?

Phentermine is a prescription weight loss medication for patients with a BMI >30, or a BM!>27 in the presence of other weight-related conditions (like type 2 diabetes). It is not recommended for people with current or past heart or blood pressure problems, addiction, agitation, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma or MAOI use. Given that this a prescription medication, you can only buy phentermine after a doctor has examined you and decided that this medication is a safe and appropriate choice for you.

Phentermine’s active ingredient (phentermine HCl) is a controlled substance, so it is not legal to buy or take phentermine without a current doctor’s prescription. Always take exactly as prescribed and do not share your medication with anyone else.

To read more about what your doctor needs to know, and who should NOT take phentermine, please click here.