LaNise is 37 years old and in addition to her nine-to-five corporate job, she runs a mobile shoe boutique. She has struggled with her weight since her late 20s. “I have to be more conscious of what I eat and think about the right things to pick,” she says.
Family History of Disease
LaNise’s mother and father battled overweight and both died of heart attacks. LaNise says that the thought of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes scares her. LaNise was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in her mid-twenties. “After talking with my doctor, I realized that losing weight was going to help me with my sleep apnea,” states LaNise.
Weight-loss diets and treatments failed her
“I feel like I’ve tried everything”, LaNise stresses. “The HCG diet, the six-week body makeover, Weight Watchers®, Jenny Craig®, Oprah Winfrey…”
LaNise says she had to get serious about her weight loss and went to her doctor, who prescribed phentermine HCl. “When I told my doctor that the dose of phentermine kept me up at night, she suggested Lomaira,” LaNise explained.
Lomaira has helped LaNise lose seven pounds towards her weight-loss goal. “Lomaira really helps with the cravings and portion control, which I really need,” states LaNise. “As the weight comes off, I realize that I’m not as tired and sluggish and have more energy throughout the day for my job and business.”
The Lomaira difference
“I think I’ll be able to continue with having new habits. I think that being mindful of what I’m eating, what I’m putting into my body and how much I’m eating is going to be my key to success,” states LaNise. “More energy, portion control. That’s the Lomaira difference.”
Individual results may vary.
Lomaira™ (phentermine hydrochloride USP) 8 mg tablets, CIV is a prescription medicine used for a short period of time (a few weeks) for weight reduction and should be used together with regular exercise and a reduced-calorie diet. Lomaira is for adults with an initial BMI* of 30 or more (obese) or 27 or more (overweight) with at least one weight-related medical condition such as controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. The limited usefulness of this drug class (anorectics), including Lomaira, should be measured against possible risk factors inherent in their use.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Don’t take Lomaira™ if you have a history of cardiovascular disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, stroke, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure or uncontrolled high blood pressure); are taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor drug (MAOI) within the past 14 days; have overactive thyroid, glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes), agitation or a history of drug abuse; are pregnant, nursing, or allergic to the sympathomimetic amines such as phentermine or any of the ingredients in Lomaira.
Taking phentermine with other drugs for weight loss is not recommended. Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), a rare fatal lung disease, has been reported in patients who had taken a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine for weight loss. The possible association between phentermine use alone and PPH cannot be ruled out. Patients should report immediately if they experience any decrease in the amount of exercise that they can normally tolerate, shortness of breath, chest or heart pain, fainting or swelling in the lower legs.
Serious heart valve problems or disease have been reported in patients taking a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine for weight loss. The possible role of phentermine has not been established, therefore the possibility of an association between heart valve disease and the use of phentermine alone cannot be ruled out.
If your body becomes adjusted to the maximum dose of phentermine so that its effects are experienced less strongly, the maximum dose should not be exceeded in an attempt to increase the effect.
Caution is advised when engaging in potentially hazardous activity such as driving or operating machinery while taking phentermine. Phentermine has the potential to be abused. Keep Lomaira in a safe place to prevent theft, accidental overdose, misuse or abuse. Using alcohol with phentermine may result in an adverse drug reaction.
Phentermine can cause an increase in blood pressure. Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, even if it’s mild. If you are taking medicines for type 2 diabetes, your doctor may have to adjust these medicines while taking phentermine.
Some side effects of phentermine that have been reported include pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease, palpitations, increased heart rate or blood pressure, insomnia, restlessness, dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation and changes in sexual drive. These are not all of the potential side effects of phentermine. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
To report negative side effects of prescription drugs, contact FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit www.fda.gov/medwatch.
*Body Mass Index (BMI) measures the amount of fat in the body based on height and weight. BMI is measured in kg/m2.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Don’t take Lomaira™ if you have a history of cardiovascular disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, stroke, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure or uncontrolled high blood pressure); are taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor drug (MAOI) within the past 14 days; have overactive thyroid, glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes), agitation or a history of drug abuse; are pregnant, nursing, or allergic to the sympathomimetic amines such as phentermine or any of the ingredients in Lomaira.