PHENTERMINE HYDROCHLORIDE capsule [Proficient Rx LP]

Phentermine hydrochloride is a sympathomimetic amine anorectic. Its chemical name is α,α,-dimethylphenethylamine hydrochloride. The structural formula is as follows:

Phentermine HCl Molecular Structure

C10H15N • HCl    M.W. 185.7

Phentermine hydrochloride is a white, odorless, hygroscopic, crystalline powder which is soluble in water and lower alcohols, slightly soluble in chloroform and insoluble in ether.

Phentermine hydrochloride capsules, USP are available as:

a) powder-filled capsules containing 15 mg phentermine hydrochloride (equivalent to 12 mg phentermine base) or 30 mg phentermine hydrochloride (equivalent to 24 mg phentermine base) and inactive ingredients: corn starch and magnesium stearate. In addition, the 15 mg gray/orange capsules contain lactose monohydrate, gelatin, D&C Yellow # 10, FD&C Red # 40, FD&C Yellow # 6, titanium dioxide, black iron oxide, yellow iron oxide; the 30 mg natural/blue capsules contain lactose anhydrous, gelatin, D&C Red # 28, and FD&C Blue # 1; the 30 mg yellow/yellow capsules contain lactose anhydrous, gelatin, D&C Yellow # 10, FD&C Red # 3, and titanium dioxide; and the 30 mg black/black capsules contain lactose anhydrous, gelatin, FD&C Yellow # 6, FD&C Blue # 1, and FD&C Red # 40. The imprinting ink for the 15 mg gray/orange capsules, 30 mg natural/blue capsules and 30 mg yellow/yellow capsules contains: shellac glaze in ethanol, iron oxide black, n-butyl alcohol, propylene glycol, ethanol, methanol, FD&C Blue # 2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red # 40 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue # 1 Aluminum Lake, and D&C Yellow # 10 Aluminum Lake. The imprinting ink for the 30 mg black/black capsules contains: shellac, dehydrated alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, butyl alcohol, propylene glycol, strong ammonia solution, yellow iron oxide, and dimethicone.

b) pellet-filled capsules containing 30 mg phentermine hydrochloride (equivalent to 24 mg phentermine base) and inactive ingredients: sugar spheres, hypromellose,  polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide,  FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake, polysorbate 80, FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, gelatin, FD&C Blue No. 1 and D&C Red No. 28. The imprinting ink for the pellet-filled capsules contains: shellac glaze in ethanol, iron oxide black, n-butyl alcohol, propylene glycol, ethanol, methanol, FD&C Blue # 2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red # 40 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue # 1 Aluminum Lake, and D&C Yellow # 10 Aluminum Lake.

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