Yesterday I saw a 49 year old mildly overweight woman for the first visit whose blood pressure was 170/117 with a pulse of 77. She said she had no history of high blood pressure, saw her primary care doctor annually and took no medicines. I asked about coffee and caffeine. She thought better of herself and admitted she had been taking "Phentramine" which she had obtained in a local GNC type store. She took two pills twice a day.
Children, children. Phentramine is a swindle taking advantage of the fact that you can’t spell. I thought it was available only on line. I was alarmed to learn you can buy it off the shelf.
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