Bontril is a brand name form of the weight loss drug, Phendimetrazine. With so many different weight loss drugs on the market, it can be difficult to differentiate between them all and make a decision about which one is right for you. While your doctor is the best person to make this determination, it does not hurt to do a bit of your own research and have some of your top options to present to your doctor. He or she will be able to review efficacy rates as well as side effects and possible interactions. Let’s discuss some of the facts about Bontril.
What is Phendimetrazine?
Bontril contains Phendimetrazine, which is a morpholine stimulant drug. It’s method of action is by suppression of appetite. This can greatly help obese individuals who are struggling to lose weight. Keep in mind that this is not some miracle drug that will just magically shed fat from your body with no work put in by you. You will have to make some pretty major lifestyle changes if you want success with the use of this drug. First of all, you will need to reduce your daily caloric intake. The exact amount of reduction can vary from patient to patient. However, the appetite suppression that is delivered by Bontril can greatly help to curb the cravings that can come along with a significant reduction in the number of calories you are consuming. You should also keep in mind that you should be focusing on healthier food items. Making smart choices about the foods you eat will allow you to eat more if you are consuming foods that have less calories per serving.
Another major lifestyle change that you will have to make is in regards to the amount of physical activity that you get. You should be aiming to work out every day. Just as with diet, this may vary from patient to patient, and you should ALWAYS follow your doctor’s orders. If you suffer with any comorbid conditions alongside your obesity, you may not be able to engage in some kinds of exercise. This may also depend on other medications that you are taking, so just make sure that you talk with your doctor about the changes that you plan to make to your physical activity levels.
While it is believed that Bontril containing Phendimetrazine works to suppress appetite, it may work through other methods of action, as well. It could also help the body by increasing energy levels to burn off fat and calories. It may also work more neurologically, affecting the regions of the brain that help to regulate appetite and metabolism. This drug is generally taken two to three times per day around a healthy and well balanced meal.
How Does Bontril Differ from Phentermine Hydrochoride?
The major difference between these two medications is the active ingredient as well as schedule of treatment. While both are not to be used for the long-term, they have differing daily doses and schedules. Phentermine is generally taken once daily around breakfast time. While this can vary with smaller doses taken throughout the day, the most common schedule of treatment involves a 37.5 mg dose taken once daily. Bonrtil, on the other hand, is usually taken several times per day in a smaller dose. You should talk with your doctor about all of your options, as well as about any current medications you are taking and any other medical conditions you may have. These elements may be the deciding factors that your doctor will use when writing your prescription.
What are the Side Effects of Bontril?
The side effects can vary between Bontril PDM and Bontril SR. Let’s first examine the side effects that are associated with Bontril PDM:
- Heart palpitations
- Dry mouth
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Hair loss
The following are the side effects associated with Bontril SR:
- Lack of sleep
- Changes in mental state and/or mood
- Ovarian cysts
- Trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep
- Hair loss
Keep in mind that some of these side effects can be more severe than others. You should always keep in communication with your doctor or nurse practitioner about the side effects that you are experiencing. Side effects that have to do with your heart, breathing, state of mind, and/or allergic symptoms should be treated more seriously than others. If you experience side effects of these kinds, then you should stop taking Bontril immediately and seek medical treatment.
Can I get Bontril Without a Prescription?
No. You can not get Bontril or any other medication that contains Phendimetrazine without a prescription. This drug is considered a stimulant, and this class of drugs is only available with a doctor or nurse practitioner prescription. Attempting to obtain this drug without a prescription is not only illegal, but it can also be very dangerous. Without a prescription, there is really no way to determine if you are getting real Phendimetrazine. You could be sold anything, and the consequences could go much farther than the legal ramifications that you risk. You could get a drug that is unsafe for you and could do much harm to your body or even kill you. On top of that, if you do actually get real Bontril, you are still at risk from the side effects of this drug if you are taking it without doctor supervision. Bottom line, do not try to obtain this drug illegally. You stand to face legal ramifications as well as severe risks to your health and safety. Best of luck to you on your weight loss journey! Talk with your doctor about your options and keep your efforts within safe and legal boundaries! You can do it!