Adipex - P

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Adipex-P/phentermine is a weight loss medication that is available by prescription. Phentermine is prescribed in a life-style change program including a special diet, exercise, to help you lose weight. It is used in people who are significantly overweight (obese) and have not been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone.

It is not known how this medication helps people to lose weight. It may work by decreasing your appetite, increasing the amount of energy used by your body, or by affecting certain parts of the brain. This medication is an appetite suppressant and belongs to a class of drugs called sympathomimetic amines.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once a day, 1 hour before breakfast or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast. ...

Side Effect:

Although many people using this medication do not have serious side effects, as any medicine, side effects can occur. The most common side effects include:dizziness, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.

Other serious side effect, which need to be consulted by a doctor are the following:fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, mental/mood changes such as agitation, uncontrolled anger, hallucinations, nervousness, uncontrolled muscle movements, change in sexual ability/interest.

Severe headache, slurred speech, seizure, weakness on one side of the body, vision changes like blurred vision are rare

but more serious side effects and require immediately medical help.

This drug may infrequently cause serious and sometimes fatal lung or heart problems such as pulmonary hypertension, heart valve problems, and even rarely can cause a very serious allergic reaction. ...


Adipex-P can increase your heart rate and blood pressure, causing heart problems and taking Adipex-P for long periods of time can lead to dependence.

If you have diabetes and take insulin, your healthcare provider may need to adjust your insulin dosage, since Adipex-P suppresses the appetite. Also you need to consult your doctor to prove obesity is not caused by other medical problem.

Adipex-P may affect your ability to perform tasks that require complete concentration, such as driving, operating machinery, or piloting an airplane, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. Avoid using alcohol beverages when you are taking Adipex.

Consult a doctor before you take this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding. ...