Phentermine hcl is simply an acronym of Phentermine Hydrochloride, also branded as “phentermine”. Phentermine Hydrochloride is the active ingredient found in ALL phentermine pills, capsules and tablets including Phentermine 37.5.
Phentermine Hydrochloride is an appetite suppressant which has been approved by the FDA since 1959. In the past phentermine has been combined in a cocktail with other drugs for more extreme weight loss, however, many of the phentermine cocktails have been known to cause heart valve failures. The most famous of the phentermine cocktails was the Fen-Phen pill a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine. In 1997, the Fen-Phen pill was removed from the market. The base drug of phentermine was considered safe on its own and has been allowed to remain available by prescription for the clinically overweight and obese.
Phentermine is marketed by numerous pharmacies under branded names such Adipex-P, Ionamin and Duromine. Numerous generic versions of phentermine are available as well. Phentermine hydrochloride, an anorectic agent for oral administration, is available as a tablet containing 37.5 mg of Phentermine hydrochloride (equivalent to 30 mg of Phentermine base). Phentermine Hydrochloride is DEA Schedule IV drug classified and requires a doctor’s prescription. Similar in some respects to an amphetamine, it is a controlled substance. Phentermine Hydrochloride is a central nervous system stimulant and sympathomimetic with actions and functions similar to those of dextroamphetamine. It is frequently prescribed for the management of obesity for no more than a three month (12 weeks) course of treatment. The phentermine diet pill is meant to work in partnership with a regimen of calorie reduction and exercise part of a complete lifestyle change. Once the course of phentermine is completed, the patient should continue their new eating and exercise habits to maintain their weight loss.
Common forms of Phentermine diet pills:
Ionamin 15 mg capsule
Ionamin 30 mg capsule
Adipex-P 37.5 mg capsule
Adipex-p 37.5 mg tablet
Phentermine 37.5 mg tablet
Phentermine HCl 15 mg capsule
Phentermine HCl 30 mg capsule
Phentermine HCl 37.5 mg tablet