“This program is the closest thing there is to a silver bullet for the treatment of obesity.”
—Dr. Fox


Which weight loss Medication is Safe to Use?
What you need to know about weight loss drugs

Why Doctors Use Phentermine to Help Patients Lose Weight

Phentermine is an FDA-approved appetite suppressant. It relieves hunger pangs and carbohydrate cravings. Phentermine helps to release chemicals in the brain that control appetite and carb cravings. It helps severely overweight patients to lose weight by removing the urges to consume excess calories. Patients can more easily focus on increasing their exercise and eating a healthy diet. Phentermine is typically prescribed for individuals at increased medical risk because of their weight.

Side Effects of Phentermine

Serious negative responses to the drug are rare. Side effects are generally restricted to dry mouth for the first week or two and possibly insomnia if the drug is taken later in the day. Both conditions, if experienced at all, are temporary.

Is Phentermine the Same as Fen-phen?

No. Fen-phen is an anti-obesity medication, or anorectic, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to pull off the market in 1997 because of problems with patients experiencing valvular heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. The medication consisted of a combination of the drugs fenfluramine and phentermine. Fenfluramine, not phentermine, was the problematic half of Fen-phen.

Fenfluramine, also known as Pondimin, works by increasing the level of serotonin, a chemical that regulates mood, appetite and other functions, resulting in a feeling of fullness and loss of appetite. Unfortunately, fenfluramine caused the dangerous side effects that people who took Fen-phen experienced. Dr. S. Ross Fox / the Foxkins Diamond Program for Weight Management does not prescribe Fen-phen or fenfluramine for their patients.

The Value of Phentermine When Maintaining Your Weight Loss

In Dr. Fox's experience, a high-protein diet plus phentermine to control hunger is the closest thing there is to a silver bullet for managing obesity. When hunger pangs are eliminated it is easier to change eating patterns and lose weight.

If patients on the Foxkins Diamond maintenance program gain three pounds or more over their goal weight, they immediately take action. They resume taking Phentermine, the appetite-suppressant medication, to control hunger and carb cravings and switch to a high-protein diet until the excess pounds are gone.

Find out how the Foxkins Diamond weight loss, weight maintenance and bariatric patient support programs are helping men and women lose weight quickly, look better and feel better.

Learn how you can receive a free, no-obligation, 30-minute weight loss consultation with Dr. Fox. Get answers to your questions about weight loss and using safe, prescription medication to control hunger pangs.

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