Monday, December 25, 2006

Should diabetics take the weight loss pill phentermine or would it be dangerous for a diabetic to do so?



Answer on Should diabetics take the weight loss pill phentermine or would it be dangerous for a diabetic to do so?

I do not believe that anyone should take phentermine hydrochloride. This drug has Food and Drug Administration approval as an appetite suppressant but NOT as a weight loss medication. It has serious potential side effects. There is not a single well designed clinical trial that has demonstrated long term weight loss. Most malpractice insurance companies ask physicians if they prescribe this drug and if they do the malpractice premium is most often increased. If a drug has no benefit and it a drug has potential risk it is never a good idea whether a diabetic or not. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you the very best of health and in all things may God bless.