Phentermine Weight Loss in Central Oregon

Optimal Medicine in Redmond, Oregon is Central Oregon’s #1 phentermine weight loss clinic! We serve our local clients from Central Oregon including Bend, Oregon, Sisters, Prineville, from Sunriver to Black Butte Ranch. We also serve many clients via telemedicine from all over Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to help them manage their weight to feel better and live better. 

Phentermine for Weight Loss   

A healthy weight is extremely important for a long and healthy life. Many medical issues can arise with an increase in weight, becoming exponentially more dangerous with obesity. The problem is that sticking to a dieting and exercise plan is very difficult, and there is also no guarantee that it will help you get to a safe weight. If you are struggling to lose weight through traditional methods, then you may want to consider using phentermine.

What is Phentermine?

Phentermine is a prescription medication designed to aid in weight loss. It is intended for patients with an increased risk of weight-related health problems. The aim of the treatment is to greatly reduce the health risks associated with obesity such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol. While the medication may help you lose weight, some other lifestyle changes may be necessary to achieve the desired results.

How Does Phentermine Work?

Phentermine helps the brain release certain chemicals (specifically serotonin and norepinephrine) that help suppress your hunger. It can also increase the number of calories the body naturally burns throughout the day. Once you are eating less food and burning more calories, you may well see your weight begin to decrease.


Your practitioner may recommend that you take the medication before or after breakfast. The exact dosage of the medication depends on your individual case and desired results. You may only be able to take phentermine for a few months to reduce your weight. It may not produce positive results after this time because the body gets acclimated to the medication.


Is Phentermine Safe for Weight Loss?

We would never want a patient to consider taking a drug without seriously considering the potential side-effects. Fortunately, studies show that less than 1 percent of people who take Phentermine experience an adverse reaction.

These side-effects may include: Dry mouth, Restlessness, Headache, Nervousness, Rash, Diarrhea, Euphoria, Urinary frequency, Hypertension, Arrhythmia, Changes in libido.


It is vital that you let us know if you do have an adverse reaction of any kind. Phentermine is not the “end-all and be-all” of weight loss, but rather another option available to us. Ultimately, what we look at when deciding if Phentermine is right for a patient is whether the minor risk of side-effects is offset by any weight-related risks. In other words, if you are pre-diabetic, have high blood pressure, bad knees, or any other weight-related illness, the risks of getting sick due to weight are often greater than any risk posed by an appetite suppressant.


What Should I Expect with Phentermine?


The results provided by phentermine may gradually improve over time. You may notice that you are eating slightly less food every day you take the medication. Combining the medication with a moderate exercise program is the best and healthiest way to improve your weight. Nobody can predict your expected weight loss, but a professionally advised treatment plan is the optimal course of action.


To learn more about phentermine, schedule a consultation with us today!