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Ionamin

Ionamin is the brand name for the generic medication, Phentermine. It is also available in other brand names, including Adipex-P, Obenix, Oby-Cap, Teramine and Zantryl. Ionamin is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine and is used as an appetite suppressant that can affect the central nervous system. When used in combination with diet, exercise and behavioral modification, Ionamin is known to be effective in the treatment of obesity in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. Medications such as Ionamin are readily and easily accessible to nearly everyone, making them a prime target for abuse. Even those individuals who begin taking the medication under the care of a physician can find themselves increasing the dose to achieve a specific feeling or result. An addiction to Ionamin can build as a result of its common ingredients, including caffeine, ephedrine and phenylpropranolamine. These very addictive ingredients make Ionamin an easy target for tolerance, addiction and then abuse. Ionamin is a medication that is easy to access and deemed harmless, increasing the risk for abuse.

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