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Phentermine: ‘Has relatively minor adverse effects’
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"Experienced obesity treatment physicians, secure in the knowledge that phentermine, unlike amphetamine, has relatively minor adverse effects, are comfortable prescribing it for most of their patients. Indeed, bariatric medicine specialists often add phentermine to obesity treatment regimens because it produces added weight loss," according to a recent letter by Rothman, MD, PhD, Chief of the Psychopharmacology Section at the National Institutes of Health, and Ed Hendricks, MD from Roseville, California published in the American Journal Of Emergency Medicine. REFERENCE
Rothman R, Hendricks E. Phentermine cardiovascular safety. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Oct, 27(8):1010-13.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Richard Rothman, MD, PhD
Chief, Clinical Psychopharmacology Section
Intramural Research Program
National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Department of Health and Human Services
JHU Bayview Medical Center Triad Bldg/4508
Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Richard B. Rothman MD, PhD
BeLite Medical Center
Fairfax, VA 22030
Ed J. Hendricks, MD
The Center for Weight Management
2310 Professional Dr., St. 200
Roseville, California 95661
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