Adipex-P (Phentermine Hydrochloride)Brand Names: Adipex-P, Oby-Cap, Suprenza, T-Diet, Zantryl
Related Medications: Alli, Belviq, Belviq XR, Didrex, Fastin, Meridia, Qsymia, Saxenda, Xenical
Adipex is quite a popular medication taken to suppress appetite and achieve certain weight loss goals. It’s advisable for all patients to combine its use with regular exercises and healthy diet plans to treat obesity. However, there are certain drug interactions that may happen with MAO inhibitors and certain tricyclic antidepressants. People also need to learn more about possible side effects, including hives, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and hypertension.
Basically, Adipex is a medication that works by suppressing people’s appetite, but its exact mechanism of action is still unknown. It may work by acting on certain brain centers that are responsible for controlling appetite. Another important detail is that this medicine is similar to amphetamines, and this means that its use elevates blood pressure, stimulates the nervous system and boosts heart rates, but it must be used only while being closely supervised by doctors. Usually, only those patients whose body mass index is higher than certain level are prescribed to take Adipex as their short-term obesity treatment and a part of their weight loss program in addition to doing exercises and eating healthy food. It’s not allowed to combine its intake with other fat loss products, including fenfluramine, as this kind of combination is related to serious heart issues.
Some of the most common side effects associated with the intake of Adipex include the following:
When it comes to the effects of this medication on people’s central nervous system, they include:
Besides, patients shouldn’t combine Adipex with fenfluramine if they don’t want to end up with high pressure in their pulmonary arteries and certain defects in heart valves. If they take it on a long-term basis, they are at a high risk of developing their psychological and physical dependence on this medication. There are certain withdrawal symptoms that they may experience, including tremors, depression, fatigue, drowsiness and so on.
Adipex can be found in the form of standard tablets and orally disintegrating pills that are available in diverse strengths. The most common dose of this medicine is 15-37.5 mg taken on a daily basis, and this dosage must be taken only once a day, 1-2 hours before patient's breakfast.
Adipex is quite similar to amphetamines, so that it shouldn’t be combined with MAO inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants and Parnate, because this drug combination may lead to hypertension and other serious side effects. Finally, those patients who have diabetes should take lower doses of their hypoglycemic meds or insulin.