Generic Name: Phentermine
Brand Name: Adipex, Adipex P
Manufactured by: Gate Pharmaceuticals www.gatepharma.com
Adipex is a prescription only appetite suppressant and central nervous system stimulant, commonly known as an anorectic or anorexigenics. It stimulates the satiety centre in the brain, creating a feeling of fullness for users, making appetite and hunger controlled. When it is used along side a sensible eating and exercise plan, this medication will perform to its full effect. Once the use of this drug is ceased, it is important to continue with a diet and exercise plan in order to maintain the weight loss, or also continue to losing weight.
Dosage: Adipex is best taken on an empty stomach an hour before breakfast. Avoid taking this drug late in the day as it is known to cause sleeplessness. The most common dose is one tablet (37.5 mg) daily, taken before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast. For some users, taking ½ a tablet per day may be an adequate dose, whereas others may find ½ a table twice daily also adequate – consult with your doctor as to the frequency the medication should be administered. You should avoid taking it late in the evening because it could cause insomnia. Due to its habit-forming properties, most people take this medication for around 3-6 weeks – but it can be prescribed for up to 12 weeks.
Adipex Side Effects: Like all medications, there is a range of side effects associated with taking this medication. These include dry mouth, nausea, sleeplessness, headache, stomach upset, constipation and irritability. More serious side effects include increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, restlessness, dizziness, tremor, insomnia, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, swelling of the legs – consult your doctor immediately should you experience any of these side effects.
Precautions: Consult your doctor if you have any of the following conditions before you start taking this product: high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, diabetes, a history of drug abuse or emotional problems. Do not take this medication if you are also using a Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor. Also limit alcohol use, as this can cause dizziness. If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or are breast-feeding, advise your doctor.
Because this medication can cause a dry mouth, make sure you pay special attention to oral hygiene so to prevent developing gum disease.
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