What is Adipex-P?
Adipex-P is a name given to medications that contain Phentermine as the main salt ingredient. It is a prescription medication usually given to patients to deal with obesity.
|Active Ingredients||Phentermine Hydrochloride|
|Brand Names||Adipex, Adipex-P, Lonamin, Duromine, Redusa, Lomaira, Phentermine, Suprenza, & Fastin|
|Strength Variations||37.5 mg|
|Legal Status||Schedule IV|
|Max Daily Dosage||60 mg/day|
|Manufacturers||Vintage Pharmaceuticals, KVK-Tech Inc., TEVA, A S Medication Solutions, & Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC|
It is a CNS (Central Nervous System) Stimulant. It works directly on the brain to curb the feeling of hunger. At the same time, it increases heart rate and blood pressure. This results in an increase in the body’s metabolism. With proper exercise to accompany a patient can burn a significantly higher number of calories.
Phentermine has been available in the market under many different brand names since the 1960s. It is one of the most prescribed medications for weight loss and appetite suppression. There have been many debates over the safety of this medication. Researchers have argued that the risk of long-term side effects is far worse than the weight loss.
How To Consume Adipex-P?
Adipex is usually prescribed in tablet form to most of the patients. Usually, doctors recommend taking a dose once in the morning before breakfast. In certain cases where patients need to eat enough food to go through the day, they may be asked to take a dose 2-3 hours after breakfast. This dose helps patients to eat less at lunch.
Doctors prescribe this medication for a short period of time, a few weeks or days at a time. This is done to keep patients safe from the side effects. Tablets should not be crushed and phentermine capsules should not be opened for consumption.
What Are Side Effects of Adipex-P?
Debate on the side effects of Phentermine Adipex has been going on for years now. Patients and doctors have to weigh the risk of side effects and benefits of weight loss with this medication. In most cases, patients chose weight loss and use this medication. Yet the side effects should never be neglected or forgotten about. They exist and patients need to know about the. Listed below are some common and normal side effects and some severe side effects that every phentermine user needs to know.
Normal/Moderate Side Effects
The list side effects of Adipex-P are never-ending so we will be listing some of the commonly reported side effects. Mention them to your doctor during the next checkup.
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Stomach ache
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
Serious Side Effects
Stop using the medication if any of the side effects mentioned below develops in a patient. Call 911 or go to an ER if condition is serious.
- Constant Severe Headaches
- Slurred Speech
- Blurred Vision
- Chest Pain
- Difficulty Breathing
Precautions for Adipex-P Usage
Doctors usually perform a complete analysis of a patient’s physical health and medical history before prescribing this medication. Yet patients need to tell their doctors specifically if they suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, heart diseases, liver diseases, kidney diseases, anxiety, depression, stroke, seizures, or respiratory disease.
Pregnant women are usually worried about their increasing weight, yet they should never consume phentermine. It gets passed to the baby once dissolved in the blood. Babies can suffer from mental development deficiencies once they are born. On the other hand, women should also avoid this medication after childbirth in case they are nursing the child. The drug gets passed to the child through the blood and can cause serious side effects.