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Tired of yo-yo dieting and quick fixes that don’t deliver lasting results? Z Med Clinic reimagines weight loss with our breakthrough extended-release phentermine program. Harnessing the proven power of phentermine for appetite suppression, our innovative approach allows for continuous weight management over months, not just weeks.

With extended-release phentermine, you’ll benefit from steady medication release, avoiding the peaks and crashes of traditional phentermine. Our board-certified providers customize your dosage, diet, and lifestyle plan to help you finally conquer those stubborn pounds. 

We go beyond the prescription to offer nutritional counseling, activity tracking, peer support, and more. With our comprehensive program, you’ll develop healthy new habits to maintain your success long-term.

Don’t waste another day feeling frustrated with your weight. Discover how our revolutionary extended-release phentermine can help you achieve the slim, confident body you deserve. 

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Phentermine for Weight Loss

Phentermine is a prescription medication that suppresses appetite to promote weight loss. It is prescribed on a short-term basis along with diet and exercise to help obese or overweight patients lose initial weight. 

Phentermine works by:

  • Stimulating neurotransmitters like norepinephrine to reduce hunger and cravings
  • Activating brain pathways that signal fullness so you feel satisfied with less food
  • Helping initiate weight loss at the start of a diet and exercise program

What is Extended Phentermine and How Does It Differ from Traditional Weight Loss Medications?

Extended-release formulations of phentermine are designed to slowly release the drug over longer periods, typically up to 24 hours. This enables once-daily dosing compared to the multiple daily doses required with immediate-release phentermine. 

There are several key differences between extended and traditional phentermine:

Duration of Effect

The extended-release mechanism results in prolonged appetite suppression over the day compared to the shorter 4-6 hour effect from regular phentermine doses. This reduces the need for taking multiple pills per day.

Combined Formulations

Some extended-release versions contain phentermine in combination with topiramate, an anticonvulsant medication. These combination drugs aim to provide enhanced weight loss effects through complementary mechanisms of action.

FDA Approval Status

Regular phentermine is only FDA approved for short-term use of a few weeks. However, certain extended-release phentermine formulations have gained FDA approval for long-term, chronic weight management of over a year.

Efficacy for Weight Loss

One study has found that extended-release phentermine can produce greater weight loss compared to immediate-release formulations, with over 10% loss of total body weight reported in clinical trials. This exceeds the typical 5-10% weight loss seen with short-term phentermine use.

Side Effect Profile

The prolonged mode of delivery may reduce the likelihood and severity of certain side effects like fatigue or insomnia sometimes seen with regular phentermine. However, the long-term safety is still under investigation.

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How Extended Phentermine Aids Weight Loss

Our extended phentermine formulation works by:

  1. Prolonged Appetite Suppression

The extended-release formulation causes sustained release of phentermine over 24 hours. This leads to prolonged activation of neurotransmitters like norepinephrine in the hypothalamus that regulate hunger signals. Suppressing appetite over an extended time prevents hunger pangs and cravings that lead to overeating.

  1. Enhanced Satiety Signaling

Research shows phentermine acts on serotonin and other neurotransmitters to enhance satiety signaling in the brain after eating. The extended release kinetics prolong this effect, allowing feelings of fullness and satisfaction over 24 hours. This helps limit calorie intake at meals and snacking urges.

  1. Synergistic Action with Topiramate

Some extended-release versions combine phentermine with the anticonvulsant topiramate at lower doses of each drug. This synergistic combination provides complementary weight loss mechanisms – appetite suppression from phentermine and reduced compulsive eating behaviors with topiramate.

  1. Sustained Metabolic Effect

In addition to appetite/satiety regulation in the brain, studies show phentermine has peripheral metabolic effects. It increases thermogenesis and fat breakdown in adipose tissue. The extended release provides this fat-burning action steadily throughout the day.

  1. Improved Diet and Lifestyle Adherence

By providing 24-hour appetite control and satiety enhancement, extended-release phentermine makes it easier to comply with a structured reduced-calorie diet and engage in proper exercise. This long-term adherence amplifies weight loss outcomes.

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Our Comprehensive Approach to Weight Management

Z Med Clinic doesn’t just prescribe extended phentermine and send patients on their way. Our weight management programs couple extended phentermine with nutritional counseling, fitness guidance, behavioral therapy, and more. This comprehensive approach sets patients up for long-term weight loss success.

Patients receive one-on-one support and coaching to make lifestyle changes that will optimize their results with extended phentermine. We also provide accountability and motivation to stick with weight loss goals. Our personalized plans are tailored to each patient’s unique health needs.

What To Expect During the Initial Consultation

The initial consultation provides an opportunity to thoroughly evaluate if extended-release phentermine is appropriate for your weight loss goals and to create a customized treatment plan if prescribed. 

During the first visit, we will:

  1. Discuss your health history, previous weight loss attempts, and outcomes. Review conditions, medications, or other factors that may affect treatment.
  2. Conduct a complete physical exam, including measurements of height, weight, BMI, blood pressure and other vital parameters. Assess overall health status.
  3. Order any necessary lab tests based on risk factors to screen for conditions like diabetes or abnormal cholesterol levels. Testing helps identify any precautions needed with medication use.
  4. Collaboratively set realistic weight loss goals and timeframes for achieving them. Assess lifestyle factors that may impact success.
  5. Explain how extended-release phentermine suppresses appetite through brain pathways. Review risks like increased heart rate and potential side effects. Discuss contraindications for use.
  6. Develop a customized plan involving extended-release phentermine, diet changes, exercise goals, behavior modification techniques, and supplement recommendations. Stress the need for lifestyle changes along with medication for successful long-term weight management.
  7. Set a schedule for ongoing monitored care, including office visits, weight/parameter checks, and medication adjustment if needed. Monitoring helps maximize safety and sustainable outcomes.
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What Criteria Must Patients Meet to be Considered for Extended Phentermine Treatment?

Our doctors will thoroughly evaluate if extended phentermine is appropriate based on factors like:

Minimum BMIBMI of 30 or higher indicating obesity. BMI of over 27 if the patient has weight-related conditions like diabetes or hypertension.
Prior Weight Loss EffortEvidence the patient has already lost at least 5% of their body weight through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes prior to medication use. Demonstrates commitment to weight management.
Minimum AgeAt least 16 years old. Safety and efficacy have not been established sufficiently in younger adolescents.
Motivation and ReadinessPatient demonstrates motivation, readiness and commitment to make needed lifestyle changes in eating habits, physical activity, and behavior to successfully lose weight long-term.
Ongoing MonitoringAgreement to comply with the treatment plan including regular office visits, weight checks, and medication adjustments under medical supervision throughout the duration of treatment.

Potential Side Effects of Extended Phentermine

As with any medication, extended-release phentermine does carry some risks of side effects that require close monitoring. Some potential side effects may include:

  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Tremors
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression

With long-term use:

  • Heart valve abnormalities
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Our medical team will monitor you very closely for any of these potential side effects through regular office visits, lab tests, and checking vital signs. Please let us know immediately if you experience any concerning or serious side effects while taking extended-release phentermine so we can adjust your treatment plan accordingly. Your safety is our top priority.

Contact Z Med Clinic for Personalized Guidance and Close Monitoring to Ensure a Safe and Effective Weight Loss Journey with Extended Phentermine!

Extended vs Compounded Phentermine

Extended-release phentermine formulations utilize patented drug delivery systems to provide prolonged release of phentermine over 24 hours, enabling once-daily administration. Examples include Qsymia, the combination drug containing phentermine and topiramate.

Compounded phentermine is customized by a pharmacist to meet specific patient needs. The pharmacist combines phentermine with other ingredients in prescribed strengths and dosages per the provider’s instructions. Compounding allows flexibility in strengths, combinations, and dosage forms.

Key differences:

  • Approval status: Extended-release combinations like Qsymia are FDA approved for long-term use. Compounded formulations lack FDA approval and are prescribed off-label.
  • Dosing frequency: Extended-release enables once-daily dosing. Compounded can be formulated for less or more frequent dosing.
  • Drug combinations: Extended-release uses fixed combinations like phentermine+topiramate. Compounded allows combining phentermine with other drugs tailored to the patient.
  • Dosage strengths: Extended-release has fixed strengths. Compounded formulas can be customized to specific lower or higher strengths as needed.
  • Cost: Brand name extended-release is usually more expensive. Compounded may cost less depending on insurance coverage.

We’re Ready to Help You Lose Weight

Our team of weight loss experts at Z Med Clinic is ready to help you start your medical weight loss journey with extended-release phentermine. We can help you determine which option may be more suitable for your needs and goals.

To learn more and schedule your initial consultation at one of our four Texas locations, book an appointment with us today. We’ll thoroughly assess your health history, lifestyle factors, and weight loss objectives. 

Our experts will advise you on whether extended-release or customized compounded phentermine is the right fit to help you successfully and safely lose weight long-term.

Take the first step and contact our friendly team – we’re ready to help you finally reach your weight loss goals!

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