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OTC Appetite Suppressants Drug Test

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OTC appetite suppressants can be detected in drug tests that specifically include them as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers urine testing services that can identify drug use up to a week back. Although they cannot be tested in our hair drug tests, we do offer urine drug testing options that include OTC appetite suppressants in addition to many other substances. Tests can be scheduled by employers or individuals; just choose the location to get a drug test for OTC appetite suppressants and complete the registration. Then you (or whomever you specify) will receive a barcode, which should be presented at the facility when the person arrives for the drug test. Test results are fast, accurate, and reported securely in our online portal.

About OTC Appetite Suppressants

What Are OTC Appetite Suppressants?

Appetite suppressants are drugs that are designed to accelerate weight loss by reducing appetite. Some appetite suppressants include benzphetamine, diethylpropion, and mazindol, but many brand names using these medications have been discontinued. Probably the most commonly known appetite suppressant is phentermine, which belongs to the anorectics class of medications. Phentermine has been widely embraced and utilized in weight loss programs, including in books like Be the Least You Can Be: Getting the Most Out of Your Phentermine Based Weight Loss Program. Although phentermine may have some benefits when used according to the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, it should be noted that this medication is intended for short-term use. Appetite suppressants are sometimes abused by people who are seeking to increase their energy or happiness, and may lead to dependence.

Brand Names and Street Names:

Some brand names for appetite suppressants include Ionamin, Adipex-P, Suprenza, Tenuate, Tepanil, Didrex, Sanorex, and Mazanor. Many of these brand names are discontinued or are considered controlled substances. Appetite suppressants are also known by some street names, including:

Fen-Phen (fenfluramine and phentermine)
Intended Use and Effects:

Appetite suppressants are intended for short-term use, and in combination with exercise and a healthy diet, in order to accelerate weight loss.

Side Effects of Appetite Suppressants

As with any drug, side effects are always possible. Some of the common side effects for OTC appetite suppressants may include:

Diarrhea or vomiting
Changes in sleep
Bad taste in mouth

Overdosing can lead to more serious side effects, which can vary depending on the type of appetite suppressant that was taken. Some serious side effects may include confusion, hallucinations, panic, increased heart rate or palpitations, or changes in breathing. In severe cases, overdose may result in coma or death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a phentermine urine drug screen?

Health Street offers several drug panels that include phentermine drug testing as part of the urine screen. If you are looking for a test that detects phentermine, our 25 Panel Urine Drug Test or our OTC & Sleeping Meds Drug Test can both detect phentermine use.

How long will phentermine show up on a drug test?

The phentermine drug test detection time is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

Frequency of use
Amount used
User's metabolism
User's age
Does phentermine show up on a drug test?

Yes, phentermine and other appetite suppressants can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. The test that is selected must specifically include these drugs in the panel of drugs that are being tested.

Why drug test for appetite suppressants?

When used according to approved medical guidelines, OTC appetite suppressants may be helpful in accelerating weight loss. However, the abuse of these drugs can result in negative side effects. In order to determine whether or not a person is misusing or abusing these drugs, Health Street offers OTC appetite suppressant drug testing, which includes a phentermine drug test.

OTC Appetite Suppressants Drug Testing Options

Health Street offers the following OTC appetite suppressant drug tests. These urine drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers, and each of them includes a phentermine drug test. Whether you're an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.


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