Adipex is a prescription brand appetite suppressant used along with diet, exercise, and behavior therapy for the short-term management of obesity. Adipex is an effective form of therapy for the patient who needs to lose weight, to decrease diseases associated with significant obesity. The magnitude of the weight loss will depend on the degree of caloric restriction and the use of exercise.
Adipex Diet Pills are appetite suppressants. They work by stimulating the hypothalamus gland, an area in your brain, which controls your appetite, and affects certain neurotransmitters to decrease your appetite resulting in weight loss.
Adipex should be taken on an empty stomach, an hour before your meals. Adipex comes in doses of 37.5 mg. This medication is to be swallowed whole, preferably in midmorning. Take your last dose of the day at least 4 to 6 hours before bedtime. The drug may cause sleeplessness, avoid taking a dose late in the day. Take this medication as prescribed.
- If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is after 4 pm , skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
- Do not take 2 doses at once.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include restlessness, tremor, rapid breathing, confusion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.
- Adipex must be stored at room temperature away from heat and light.
- Do NOT store Adipex in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
- Do NOT keep outdated medicine past the expiry date.
- Adipex should be kept out of children's reach.
Duration of usage:
Do not take it more often or longer than directed. Adipex is usually taken for 8 to 12 weeks. Use in combination with other appetite suppressants is generally not recommended. Consult your doctor before such use.
Usage of Adipex may in some cases lead to: Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Sleeplessness ,Irritability, Stomach upset or constipation, Other adverse events include central nervous system effects, gastrointestinal disturbances, and changes in libido. Notify your doctor if you experience chest pain, nervousness, pounding heart, difficulty urinating, mood changes, breathing difficulties, swelling. If this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded, avoid driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Dosage : Do not exceed the recommended dose or take this medicine for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose or taking this medicine for longer than prescribed may cause serious Side Effects.
- Driving and Hazardous work : Adipex may cause dizziness or make you less alert than normal .Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Adipex.
- Alcohol : Alcohol may increase unwanted side effects of dizziness, therefore, it is advisable to limit alcohol use while taking Adipex (or other appetite suppressants).
- Medical conditions : Tell your doctor your complete medical history, especially if you have: high blood pressure, an over-active thyroid, glaucoma, diabetes, emotional problems.
- Breast Feeding - Use of Adipex (or other appetite suppressants) while breast-feeding is NOT recommended; it may pass into breast milk, causing unwanted effects in nursing babies. Please consult your doctor for advice.
Do not miss any medical appointments while taking the drug and before any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Adipex. Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use Adipex for other health conditions. Keep Adipex out of the reach of children.
Some Drugs may interact with this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use, (prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take: high blood pressure medicine, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), any other weight loss medicine. Avoid "stimulant" drugs that may increase your heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine. Decongestants are commonly found in over-the-counter cough-and-cold medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
Appetite suppressants are not a substitute for proper diet. For maximum effects, this must be used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program. Do not share this medication with others.