Phentermine is an anorexigenic drug, able to reduce appetite, body weight and speed up metabolism. Just as any other potent drug, Phentermine can cause some side effects.Phentermine can increase the blood pressure; therefore, people with mild hypertension should use these slimming pills with caution.
Phentermine must never be used in uncontrolled hypertension or primary pulmonary hypertension.
Clinical trials have not revealed the connection between the use of Phentermine slimming pills and pulmonary hypertension. However, it is not impossible. It has been proved that in rare cases Phentermine may cause primary pulmonary hypertension if used along with other medications (e.g. Fenfluramine and Dexfenfluramine).
Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a severe disease, characterized by high blood pressure in pulmonary arteries. In PPH, the blood vessels in the lungs are constricted and the blood flow gets worse. PPH may be the reason the body does not get enough oxygen.
PPH symptoms are: edema of the lower limbs, difficult breathing, pain in chest and temporal loss of consciousness. Patient taking Phentermine slimming pills must call a doctor if any of these symptoms appear.
- But edema of the lower limbs is not always a symptom of PPH.
Swelling of the lower limbs is not a rare side effect of Phentermine. It occurs due to abnormal accumulation of the fluid in the legs, ankles and feet. Therefore, having noticed edema, a patient should undergo a medical examination and find out what caused this pathology.