Adipex-P, commonly called Adipex, is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. It contains phentermine hydrochloride, an anorectic drug that suppresses the appetite and works by affecting the central nervous system. Adipex-P is a medication that is typically prescribed by doctors to treat obesity in patients who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, especially those who have other risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
Adipex-P is the leading brand name of the generic drug phentermine. It is manufactured by Gate Pharmaceuticals, a division of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. It is available in both tablet and capsule forms and a single dosage contains 37.5 mg of phentermine hydrochloride.
As was previously mentioned, phentermine stimulates the central nervous system. It taps into the part of the brain that manages appetite and can essentially trick the brain into think the body’s hunger is satisfied.
Adipex is meant to be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. It helps people who are trying to lose weight to modify their lifestyle so that they can achieve significant weight loss results. It can encourage activity by providing users with higher energy levels, making it easier for a person to burn fat and calories. It also reduces their appetite so they can control cravings and consume less. That being said, it is a short-term treatment and can cause unpleasant and sometimes even severe side effects.
Some of the side effects that may be experienced when taking Adipex include, but is not limited to: restlessness, dizziness, insomnia, excessive fatigue, changes in libido, increased blood pressure, euphoria, impotence, mouth dryness, unpleasant taste, trouble breathing, diarrhea, headache, constipation, etc. Contact your doctor if you experience any side effects.
It should also be noted that this medication can be habit forming, which is another reason why it is prescribed for only a short time.
To reduce the risk of side effects, it is imperative that when taking Adipex-P that users take this medication exactly as they have been directed by their doctor. In many cases, the recommended dosage is to take 1 pill a day either 1 hour before or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast. To prevent sleep troubles, this medication should not be taken late in the day.
Adipex may not be safe for people with certain health conditions. It can also interact with other medications. Tell your doctor if you have any previous or existing medical conditions, as well as inform him/her of any medications or supplements you may be taking.