Addiction A-Z

Obenix

Obenix is one of several trade names available for the generic medication Phentermine. This stimulant is similar to an amphetamine and is used as an appetite suppressant as it affects the central nervous system. Other brand names available on the market for Phentermine include Adipex-P, Ionamin, Oby-Cap, Teramine and Zantryl. When Obenix is used in combination with diet, exercise and behavioral modification it is known to treat obesity in people with risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. It is still a mystery among medical professionals as to exactly how Obenix works to help people lose weight. It may help by decreasing appetite or increasing the amount of energy used by the body, or by affecting certain parts of the brain. This medication is an appetite suppressant and belongs to a class of drugs called sympathomimetic amines. Obenix can cause serious effects that warrant a discontinuation of the drug. These effects can include feeling short of breath; swelling, rapid weight gain; chest pain, fast or uneven heartbeat, feeling like you might pass out; unusual thoughts or behavior, feeling restless or confused; or dangerously high blood pressure. A person taking this medication can develop an intense and unsafe addiction very quickly. Those who become physiologically and psychologically dependent upon Obenix may find it very difficult to function without it. An abrupt discontinuation can create unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms associated with the removal of Obenix from the body can include, but are not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Glaucoma
  • Memory loss
  • Heart palpitations
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Strokes
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Nerve damage
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