Bontril is a prescription drug which is a brand name version of the generic weight loss medication called phendimetrazine.
It is a type of drug that is known as a sympathomimetic amine, which is a chemical that is comparable, but not quite the same as an amphetamine. This type of medication is known as an anorexigenic (or anorectic) drug, which means that it suppresses the appetite. It achieves this goal through the stimulation of the central nervous system, to boost the blood pressure and heart rate, which then causes hunger to decrease.
Bontril diet pills are considered to be a part of a short-term treatment that can then lead to a longer term weight loss plan. They are prescribed along with both a calorie reduced diet and a daily exercise program. It is not meant to be used over the long term not is it designed to cause weight loss all on its own. Instead, they help the weight loss to occur more easily as a result of decreased hunger.
This drug has been associated with some side effects and can also be habit forming. Some of the more common side effects include impairment of reaction time or thinking, and even blurred vision. If you are a driver or if you are expected to perform a task that requires you to think and see clearly, you should be careful and make sure that you know the impact that this drug has on your body before you attempt to take on those activities.
If you have been using Bontril diet pills for a while, it is important that you not simply cease their use suddenly. This is because quitting the use of this drug once the body has become accustomed to it can lead to unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal. Instead, speak with your doctor about how to gradually reduce the use of this medication in order to avoid those effects.
Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions regarding the way in which Bontril should be taken. These directions should be followed very carefully to make sure that you are receiving the best results from the drug and are keeping side effects and withdrawal symptoms to a minimum. Do not deviate from the instructions that have been provided by your doctor as this can increase risks to your health.
Typically speaking, Bontril is taken one time every day, usually between 30 and 60 minutes before you eat your breakfast. It should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. At least four pounds should be lost within the first four weeks of using this medication. If this does not occur, consult your doctor.