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In the past I have used Phentermine 37.5mg for weight loss, which worked very well. But now I currently have high blood pressure, which is controlled by taking Amlodipine 5mg & Metoprolol ER 50mg. And only other health concern is a 2 mm L-carotid artery. Is it safe to still take Phentermine?

Please contact your physician that prescribed your blood pressure medications if you are considering any weight loss drug, either over-the-counter or prescription.

I would not recommend using phentermine (Adipex) if you have any cardiac or blood pressure issues.

There are several ways to lose weight. Please speak to your doctors about alternatives to the weight loss drugs. Please be sure that all of your health care providers have a current list of your medications and health conditions.

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