If you have heard of Phentermine and want to take it, you may be thinking to yourself: Where can I buy Phentermine? The only place that you can legally buy Phentermine is at a pharmacy, which will only dispense it to you if you have a prescription from a doctor. Prior to writing the prescription, your doctor will conduct a thorough medical evaluation to determine whether or not you qualify to take Phentermine. To qualify to take it you have to meet specific body mass requirements. For most people this means a body mass index (BMI) value of 30, which is what qualifies someone as obese. If you are affected by secondary medical conditions such as Type II Diabetes this body mass minimum can be reduced to 27.
Then your doctor will examine your medical history to decide whether or not you can take Phentermine. There are a number of medical conditions that make taking Phentermine unsafe. For example, if you have glaucoma you cannot take Phentermine. It is also inappropriate for those who have a drug abuse history, and for those who have high blood pressure (hypertension) and those who have been taking certain medications. For example any MAO inhibitor treatment for depression within two weeks means that you should not take Phentermine. Also, any allergies to Phentermine or any similar medications also mean that you cannot take it. If your doctor tells you that you have a medical condition that means you cannot take it, it is extremely important to follow their advice. If you don’t you run the risk of suffering severe complications.
When your doctor writes the prescription, you take the prescription to the pharmacy and pay for Phentermine. The cost will depend on whether or not your insurance covers it – many insurance plans do not, which forces you to pay the full out of pocket cost for the medication rather than the small co-pay that is specified by your insurance company.
There is no such thing as a special pharmacy that dispenses cheap or discounted Phentermine, or that specializes in weight loss products. Any websites that claim to specialize in cheap Phentermine are almost certainly operating without the proper licensing and are therefore illegal. Ordering from these online pharmacies is therefore extremely dangerous. The only safe places to obtain Phentermine are from retail pharmacies that are either at physical locations, or are mail-order pharmacies that fill a prescription and deliver it to you by mail. There are also, of course, a small number of legal online pharmacies that are licensed by the regulators in their respective states. However, you have to be very careful ordering this or any medication online, as fraudulent illegal pharmacies may attempt to capture portions of the legal prescription business. This means that you have to look out for red flags when you do business with them.
At the pharmacy, they will fill the prescription according to the specifications that have been suggested by your doctor, and you will take it home and begin taking Phentermine as part of your diet and exercise program. It is important at this stage to remember to keep your expectations for taking Phentermine in check. Research has shown that among two groups of patients who were following a diet and exercise program, the difference between taking Phentermine and taking a placebo was as small as a fraction of one pound per week. This means that Phentermine is hardly a standalone “miracle” solution to your difficulties with weight loss.