What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Phentermine HCL to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Absolute Contraindication: SERIOUS ADVERSE EFFECTS POSSIBLE

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: INSUFF DATA AVAIL; MW LOW, EXCRETION POSSIBLE; OTHER AMPHETAMINES EXCRETED

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Limited usage data in the elderly. Contraindicated in severe hypertension, coronary insufficiency or peripheral vascular disease. Renal-Urinary excretion of 62-85%. Use caution with renal impairment to minimize adverse events. Neuro/Psych-May worsen insomnia. Ocular-Contraindicated in patients with glaucoma.

Giving Phentermine HCL to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.