Phentermine Tablets vs Capsules

At retail pharmacies of the USA and other countries, you can buy Phentermine in both variants: capsules and tablets. Many obese patients do not know the difference between capsules and tablets of Phentermine.

Long time people used to take medicines in form of liquids and powders. Then chemists learned how to press the powder into pills, adding some auxiliary substances into them. This is how tablets were born. Tablets or pills are the most common pharmaceutical form of drugs in the world. Phentermine tablets contain medical ingredients in a pressed form for oral intake. Phentermine pills have been used for treatment of obesity since 1959. Since that time, Phentermine pills have become a well-known medication for weight loss.

After a person takes Phentermine pill orally, some time passes before the active substance is absorbed into blood. First of all, it takes time for the tablet starts swelling, disintegrating and releasing the active substance. It is one of the disadvantages of Phentermine tablets.

Unlike capsules, Phentermine pills can be divided into two pieces and thus patient can control the dosage. You can find Phentermine tablets at the USA pharmacies in the dose of 15 mg, 30 mg or 37.5 mg.

Encapsulation is one of the modern pharmaceutical forms of medications. Capsule is believed to be a small cylindrical shell, which is easily dissolved in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Inside the capsule, you may find one or more active ingredients that are absorbed into the blood much faster than tablets.

As said above, Phentermine capsules have cylindrical shape, designed for easy oral application. Many overweight or obese patients believe that it is much easier to swallow Phentermine capsules, than tablets.

Phentermine capsules must not be divided and thus, they are produced in different dosages – 15 mg, 30 mg or 37.5 mg, still there is one more thing you should know. At the USA pharmacies, you only can buy capsules of 37.5 mg (Adipex) containing Phentermine HCL. Phentermine HCL 37.5 mg is equal to 30 mg of Phentermine base.

Capsules produced by Lannett, contain Phentermine in form of resins, equal to 30 mg and 15 mg of base substance. Therefore, we can assume that Phentermine HCL 37.5 mg and Phentermine resin complex 30 mg contain equal amount of the base substance.

Capsules of Phentermine resin complex have one undeniable advantage. Resins are digested in the stomach for a long time, therefore they are recommended for some categories of overweight patients.

A prolonged dissolving of resins in the GIT means that the active substance Phentermine is successfully delivered to the blood stream. This reduces the risk of side effects from the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

Summarizing everything that was said above, we can make a conclusion that there is no much difference between Phentermine capsules and tablets. Tablets and capsules contain one active ingredient, so they provide equal effect on the human brain and central nervous system.