Suprenza is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Suprenza may be prescribed for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. Adults with a BMI of 27 or greater may be considered candidates for Suprenza if they have at least one weight-related medical condition. Suprenza is also referred to by its drug name, Phentermine.
Suprenza is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant. It is believed that Suprenza works by reducing the perception of hunger.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Suprenza should be taken once daily.
Suprenza comes in the form of a disintegrating tablet.
The FDA-approved label for Suprenza lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, restlessness, irritability, insomnia, dry mouth, hives, bad taste in the mouth, swelling in the feet and ankles, nausea, vomiting, and changes in sexual interest or ability.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Suprenza include increased blood pressure, valvular heart disease, and the development of dependence.
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Suprenza – RxList
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