If your healthcare provider prescribes Suprenza, your individual dosage will depend on how you respond to the drug and whether you have any medical conditions. In general, the recommended dosage will be the lowest effective amount, usually a 15-mg, 30-mg, or 37.5-mg tablet. It is dissolved on the tongue once daily, and is designed for short-term use only.
An Introduction to Dosing With SuprenzaThe dose of Suprenza™ (orally disintegrating phentermine) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
What Is the Recommended Suprenza Dosage?The recommended dosage of Suprenza for weight loss is one tablet once a day in the morning. Your healthcare provider will recommend a 15-mg, 30-mg, or 37.5-mg tablet, depending on your particular situation. Your amount will be individualized so that you receive the lowest effective dose. This will help minimize side effects.
Suprenza is used in combination with a low-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior changes. Your healthcare provider can help you develop a diet, exercise, and behavior-modification plan.
This medication is only approved for short-term use, which is generally considered a few weeks. Using it for long periods is typically ineffective because the body gets used to the appetite-suppressing effects of the medication. Also, Suprenza has the potential to be abused, and long-term use may lead to addiction.
Because Suprenza is a type of stimulant, it should be taken in the morning; using the medication in the evening may cause insomnia.