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What Are The Side Effects, Uses, and Dosages for Adipex?

By January 23, 2017April 18th, 2021No Comments

What is Adipex Used For: Adipex is used to increase weight loss results for people suffering from obesity or who are overweight. Adipex, or Adipex-P is an appetite suppressant and energy boosting diet pill that contains phentermine. Phentermine is  a schedule-IV controlled substance that works similarly to amphetamines. As with other amphetamine- like substances, the phentermine compound found in Adipex acts as a blocker, or numbing effect to the receptors in the central nervous system that let us know we are hungry. This leaves users feeling less hungry after ir in between meals.  It also increases the heart rate and stimulates sweating to boost the metabolism and rid the body of toxins faster. This promotes quicker weight loss in users, enabling them to reach weight loss goals faster. However, Adipex-P is not intended as a quick fix or as a replacement  to regular exercise and a healthy weight loss plan. It is meant to work in conjunction with weight loss and exercise programs to aid overall weight loss results.

What Are the Side Effects and Warnings  Associated with Phentermine:

Many of the side effects associated with phentermine are related to withdrawal symptoms as well as long term overuse. Some of the side effects associated with overuse and withdrawal include:

Mild Side-Effects:

  • Headache
  • Dizzyness
  • Tremor
  • Restlessness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Dry, unpleasant taste in mouth
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Impotence
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach

More Severe Side Effects:

  • Migraine, or severe headache
  • Heart rate irregularities
  • Fainting
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Excessive vomiting
Other Warnings Include:
  • Do not take adipex-P when pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if someone has a history of suffering or is at an  increased risk for developing heart -related complications, such as coronary heart disease, heart arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, or stroke.
  • Do not use if someone  has taken an MAO inhibitor (including isocarboxazid, phenelzine, linezolid, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine) within the last 14 days.
  • Do not use if there is a  history or risk of developing hypertension, hyperthyroidism, or glaucoma.
  • Not recommended if there is a  history of alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Do not take Adipex-P if there has been an allergic reaction to amphetamines, stimulants, other diet pills, or cold medications in the past.
  • Do not use in combination with fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux) which can cause pulmonary hypertension, a rare lung disorder that results in death.

What are the Doses for Adipex and How Should It Be Taken: Adipex usually comes in 37.5 mg daily doses, although  some generic brands and other phentermine products may be administered in 15 mg to 30 mg doses. These amounts will be determined by your doctor and included in any doctor-administered prescriptions based on an individual’s  health and circumstances. Due to its energy promoting properties, it is advised to take Adipex-P in the morning or earlier in the day. Take before 6pm to avoid insomnia or other problems with sleeping as well. Adipex-P is recommended for short-term use and should be discontinued after a few weeks of daily use. Follow a doctor’s instructions on how long to continue Adipex-P and follow their prescribed plan for weaning off this drug to avoid side effects associated with its withdrawal.

Be sure to follow prescription instruction for the amount of Adipex-P to safely use each day. Do not take extra doses of this drug as it  is an addictive substance that can lead to other side effects and health complications from overuse. If  a dose is missed, take it right away, unless it is too close to evening or bedtime. Do not take an extra dose in lieu of a missed dose. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Adipex-P as it can increase certain side effects such as dizziness, headache, or feelings of intoxication.  Adipex-P may also impair driving or other situations requiring clear thinking and alertness, use with caution when driving or when operating heavy machinery.