Medicines

Axcion Fentermina: Uses, Side Effects, Warning

What is Axcion?

Axcion is a brand of phentermine produced by Ifa Celtics, a Mexican pharmaceutical company. It is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. Axcion is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite.

Phentermine was approved for medical use in the United States in 1959. It is available as a generic medication. In 2018, it was the 168th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 3 million prescriptions. However, phentermine was withdrawn from the market in the United Kingdom in 2000 while the combination medication fen-phen, of which it was a part, was withdrawn from the market in 1997 due to side effects of fenfluramine which caused increased levels of circulating of serotonin which stimulated serotonin receptors on heart valves and thus causing valve insufficiency and leading to primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health) there is no evidence that phentermine causes PPH.

How should Axcion be used?

Axcion is usually taken as a single daily dose in the morning or three times a day 30 minutes before meals. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Axcion exactly as directed.

Most people take Axcion  for 3 to 6 weeks; the length of treatment depends on how you respond to the medication. Axcion can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period than your doctor tells you to. If you are taking the extended-release (long-acting) tablets, do not split, chew, or crush them tablet. There are some tablets that can be crushed and mixed with food. Axcion may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Can I buy Axcion phentermine online?

Axcion is still available by itself in most countries, including the US. However, because it is similar to amphetamine, it is classified as a controlled substance in many countries. Internationally, phentermine is a schedule IV drug under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances. In the United States, it is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. In contrast, amphetamine preparations are classified as Schedule II controlled substances.

What side effects can Axcion Fentermina cause?

Axcion may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • dry mouth
  • unpleasant taste
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • vomiting

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • increased blood pressure
  • heart palpitations
  • restlessness
  • dizziness
  • tremor
  • insomnia
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • swelling of the legs and ankles
  • difficulty doing exercise that you have been able to do

Phentermine may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems during your treatment with phentermine.

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).

Axcion Fentermina Safety Information

Before taking phentermine,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to phentermine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in phentermine tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), guanethidine, insulin medications for weight loss and depression, paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft). Also tell your doctor if you are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar) and tranylcypromine (Parnate), or if you have stopped taking one of these medications in the past 2 weeks. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), diabetes, glaucoma, or a history of drug abuse.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking phentermine, call your doctor.
  • talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking phentermine if you are 65 years of age or older. Older adults should not usually take phentermine because it is not as safe as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.
  • you should know that this medication may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
  • ask your doctor about the safe use of alcohol while you are taking phentermine. Alcohol can make the side effects of phentermine worse.
  • if you have diabetes, you may need to decrease your dose of insulin while taking phentermine. Call your doctor if you have questions or problems.
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