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What is Adipex?
Adipex-P or phentermine is an amphetamine-like prescription medication. Phentermine helps stimulate the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which raises your heart rate and blood pressure while decreasing your appetite. Adipex-P is a prescription medication used to treat obesity in people with risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. You can buy Adipex online with a prescription.
- Avoid taking Adipex-P if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.
- Do not use Adipex-P if you have severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, extreme agitation or nervousness, a history of heart disease such as coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems, congestive heart failure, a previous stroke, an overactive thyroid, glaucoma, a history of drug abuse, or if you are taking other diet pills.
- If you have taken MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine, or if you have had a methylene blue injection, do not take this medicine. A dangerous drug interaction will occur.
- There have been reports of patients taking Adipex-P have to have rare cases of pulmonary hypertension as well as heart valve disease. If you develop symptoms such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, lightheadedness that makes you feel like you might pass out, swelling in your legs, chest pain, or a fast heartbeat, stop taking Adipex-P right away.
What to know before taking Adipex?
Do not use Adipex if you are allergic to phentermine, or if you have:
- A history of heart disease, including congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems, and stroke
- Overactive thyroid
- A history of drug abuse
- Severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Extreme agitation or nervousness
- If you take other diet pills
If you have used MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days, do not take Adipex-P. A dangerous drug interaction will occur. Isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, methylene blue injection, and others are examples of MAO inhibitors. If you are pregnant, do not take Adipex-P. If you become pregnant while undergoing treatment, notify your doctor immediately. Do not breastfeed if you are taking Adipex-P. To make sure Adipex-P is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- Heart disease or coronary artery disease
- High blood pressure
- Thyroid problems
- A heart valve disorder
- Kidney disease
- Previous drug abuse
- Anxiety or nervousness
- Diabetes (your diabetes medication dose may need to be adjusted)
Anyone under the age of 16 should not take Adipex-P.
How to take Adipex?
- Take Adipex by mouth, usually once a day, 1 hour before breakfast, or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast, as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may adjust your dose to a small dose up to three times a day if necessary. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. If you take Adipex-P late in the day, you might have trouble sleeping (insomnia). You can easily order Adipex online with a prescription.
- Never take phentermine in higher doses or for longer than recommended.
- You may experience withdrawal symptoms such as depression, and severe tiredness if you suddenly stop taking this medication. You should decrease your dose gradually to prevent withdrawal symptoms. If you have been taking phentermine for a long time or in high doses, you are more likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.
- This medication can sometimes lead to addiction. The risk may be high if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Do not exceed the recommended dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer duration.
- Usual Dose for Obesity (Adults and Children above 17 and Older):
- Take 15 to 37.5 mg orally once a day, before breakfast, or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast.
- Only use Adipex-P for a short duration. This drug is a part of a complete program for weight reduction that includes changes in diet, exercise, and other changes in behavior.
Overdose of Adipex
- An overdose of Adipex-P can be fatal.
- The overdose symptoms may include confusion, panic, extreme restlessness, hallucinations, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, irregular heartbeats, feeling tired or depressed, a weak pulse, seizures, or slow breathing (breathing may stop).
What to avoid while using Adipex?
- Avoid driving or engaging in dangerous activities until you know how phentermine will affect you. This medicine may impair your reactions.
- Drinking alcohol while taking this medication may result in side effects. Do not consume alcohol while taking Adipex-P.
Adipex side effects
Get medical help in an emergency if you experience signs of an allergic Adipex-P reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Some common Adipex-P side effects may include:
- Restlessness, tremors
- Trouble sleeping
- Dizziness, headache
- Dry mouth, unpleasant taste
- Diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain
- Increased or decreased interest in sex
Call your doctor immediately if you have:
- Swelling in your ankles or feet
- Shortness of breath, even with mild exertion
- Pain in your chest, feeling like you might pass out
- Pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest
- Unusual changes in mood or behavior
- Severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears, anxiety, or nosebleed
What drugs can interact with Adipex?
- Adipex-P may cause valve problems or a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension if used together with other diet medicines such as fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux). Without your doctor’s advice, do not use Adipex-P with other diet medications.
- Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication can result in serious drug interactions. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors during treatment with this medication. The MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Do not take MAO inhibitors for more than two weeks before treatment with this medication.
Many drugs can interact with Adipex-P. Inform your doctor of all of your medicines and any medicines you start or stop using, especially:
- Other weight loss medications
- Antidepressant medications, including MAO-inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, methylene blue injection, and others) or selective serotonin reuptake
- inhibitors such as fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline, and others
- Medications for diabetes (including insulin, metformin, others)
- Certain blood pressure medications (labetalol, metoprolol, propranolol, doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin, others)