Sunday, October 18, 2009

Commercial trade names:

  • Adipex P (Immediate release)
  • Anoxine-AM
  • Ionamin (Slow Release Resin, Australia, discontinued in the US)
  • Duramine (Slow Release Resin, New Zealand, Australia & South Africa)
  • Fastin
  • Mirapront
  • Obephen
  • Obermine
  • Obestin-30
  • Phentremene
  • Phentrol
  • Phenterex
  • Phentromin
  • Pro-Fast SA
  • Redusa
  • Panbesy
  • Phentermine Trenker
  • Obenix
  • Oby-Trim
  • Teramine
  • Zantryl
  • Sinpet (MX)
  • Supremin (PH)
  • Umine (NZ)
  • Weltmine (KP)

Phentermine hydrochloride

Phentermine, a contraction for "phenyl-tertiary-butylamine", is an appetite suppressant of the amphetamine and phenethylamine class.

It is approved as an appetite suppressant to help reduce weight in obese patients when used short-term and combined with exercise, diet, and behavioral modification. It is typically prescribed for individuals who are at increased medical risk because of their weight and works by helping to release certain chemicals in the brain that control appetite.