If you desire a prescription of phentermine (prescribed the SLIM TLC way - see below), please carefully review and sign the following:
SLIM TLC Contract
The goal of SLIM TLC is to provide you with long-term health and weight loss. This goal cannot be accomplished unless you become completely self-sufficient by making long-term lifestyle changes. We will help you learn how to do so, but the changes must be made in a framework that is both livable and acceptable to you, to the point that you develop new habits and a new way of life. Phentermine is only a temporary means to that end, and must be seen as such – otherwise, like other efforts you may have made in the past, your success will only be temporary.
"SLIM TLC" has two meanings. Most importantly, it represents becoming SLIM and healthy through “TLC” (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes). SLIM is also an acronym for the optional use of a Short-term (
Before taking phentermine, it is important that you become fully aware of the potential harms associated with its use. It is a stimulant medicine, and although it is FDA-approved as an appetite suppressant, it is only approved for short-term use – not only because it is potentially addicting, but it also has the potential for several different side effects, e.g., dry mouth, high blood pressure, insomnia, rapid heart rate, tremor, dizziness, irritability, headache, and stomach upset. It is contraindicated in agitated states, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, significant heart disease, and a history of drug abuse. The SLIM (Short-term, Low-dose, Intermittent, Mid-day) method of prescribing phentermine significantly reduces these potential dangers, but you must still be vigilant.
Prescriptions for phentermine are written for twenty 18.75 mg doses per month, in the form of ten 37.5 mg scored tablets. You should only take a maximum of a ½ tablet each day. Phentermine should be taken on an empty stomach, either 15-30 minutes prior to lunch or 1-2 hours afterwards. The later you take it in the day, the greater chance for insomnia; however, if it causes insomnia, that is usually a temporary side effect. Do not share this medicine with anyone else, nor seek prescriptions from other providers. Many a patient has “lost” a prescription for a controlled substance or had it “stolen.” Due to the controlled nature and other potential problems associated with the use of this medicine, lost or stolen prescriptions will not be refilled. Please care for your prescription accordingly.