20 Jul 2010
Phentermine is a weight-loss medication that is available by prescription only. Phentermine overdose effects can be very dangerous and will vary depending on a number of factors, including the phentermine dosage and whether it is taken with any other medicines, food, alcoholic beverages, or street drugs.
If you happen to overdose on phentermine, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of a Phentermine Overdose: Initially, a phentermine overdose typically causes symptoms (due to its action as a stimulant) such as:
Restlessness; Shakiness (tremor); Rapid breathing; Confusion; Violent behavior; Hallucinations; Panic; An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia); High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension); Nausea and vomiting; Diarrhea and cramps; Seizures; Coma; Loss of life.
After the initial stimulatory reaction, people often develop extreme fatigue.
Treatment for a Phentermine Overdose: The treatment for a phentermine overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the doc may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For instance, medications may be necessary to decrease the heart rate and blood pressure.
It is important & recommended that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on phentermine. Hope the info helps?
- Phentermine Information for Consumers
- Phentermine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Phentermine (detailed)
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