Phentermine is taken by individuals looking to suppress their appetite in order to lose weight. When it is prescribed by doctors, patients are told the drug will work best when used in conjunction with a healthier lifestyle. The adoption of a daily exercise routine, reduced calorie intake and healthy behavior modifications will lead to the increased effectiveness of phentermine.
Phentermine works at a biological level similarly to amphetamines. It is a stimulant and has the capability of becoming very addictive. This is why doctors typically suggest taking this medication only for a few weeks. Suddenly stopping any phentermine regimen is not recommended and should be tapered back over some time to avoid increased side effects. Phentermine works with the central nervous system to suppress parts of the brain that give hunger desires. Additionally phentermine will increase the brain’s function for energy output.
People want to be able to have a normal life even after starting a drug regimen like Phentermine and this may include partaking in alcoholic beverages. However mixing the two, phentermine and alcohol, together can have very serious consequences.
Drinking alcoholic beverages impairs the way the brain works by hindering the communication pathways. It is a depressant. For the short term alcohol consumer drinking alcohol leads to decreased coordination and judgement, gives feelings of euphoria or depression and can lead to the awful feeling of a hangover where nausea, vomiting, headaches and dizziness can occur. Alcohol is a diuretic and will give the user feelings of “dry mouth” due to the dehydrating nature of the beverage. While a person has alcohol in their system their capability to metabolize fat decreases by approximately seventy percent for the following twenty-four to forty-eight hours after consumption.
Once alcohol has been introduced into the body of someone taking phentermine problems can ensue. As stated before, phentermine is a stimulant and alcohol is a depressant. These compete in the body and do not “cancel each other out.”
Phentermine and alcohol side effects are vast and it is not advised to combine these two together. Drinking alcohol can reduce inhibitions and lead to reckless behavior. Additionally alcohol consumption can lead to aggressive behavior. Phentermine and alcohol will increase both of these feelings in individuals drinking alcohol. Phentermine and alcohol together gives the user a decreased awareness of how much alcohol has been consumed because it takes longer for the effects to be felt. This can inadvertently give the user a feeling that they are alright to consume much more alcohol than they should and alcohol poisoning can occur.
Phentermine and alcohol abuse could lead to addiction, high blood pressure, increased risk of cardiac issues including chest pain, stroke, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness or increased drowsiness, lung damage, damage to blood cells, malnutrition, psychotic episodes and dizziness. Individuals with a history of addiction or those that are prone to addiction should be aware that both phentermine and alcohol are both highly addictive substances.
The whole point of starting to take phentermine in the first place is to help people reduce their appetite in order to lose weight. Alcoholic beverages can activate your hunger desires and can lead to unhealthy eating choices to satisfy cravings.
Alcoholic beverages carry with them loads of calories and are not a healthy combination for people wanting to change their bodies and shed unwanted pounds. Alcoholic beverages do not provide nutrition for your body and the sugars are converted to fat.
The Phentermine is less effective during periods of alcohol consumption and will set the user back in their weight loss goals. Each person is different and has different body chemistry. The information contained here is to be used as a guide to help you make the best decision for yourself. Some people may not experience side effects and others may experience enough side effects to warrant a hospital visit. Always err on the side of safety and listen to your body. If you have had no side effects while taking phentermine and drinking alcohol it does not mean you will not have side effects the next time you combine the two.