How phentermine (Adipex-P) works
Adipex 37.5mg, Phentermine (Adipex-P) is a stimulant drug that works in your brain to lessen your appetite and help you lose weight.
What is phentermine (Adipex-P) used for?
- Obesity (short-term add-on treatment)
Typical dosing for phentermine (Adipex-P)
When the capsule or the orally dissolving tablet is taken for obesity by adults, the typical starting dose is 15 to 37.5 mg by mouth in 1 to 2 divided doses.
When the tablet is taken for obesity by adults, the typical starting dose is 8 mg by mouth three times daily.
Pros and cons of phentermine (Adipex-P)
Good at lowering appetite and helping with weight loss
Available in a cheaper generic form
Can be taken with or without food
Most insurance companies don’t cover the cost of the medication, so you might have to pay out-of-pocket for it
Can be habit-forming and addictive so your healthcare provider will have you use the lowest dose possible
Can’t be used in people with heart problems, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism and a history of drug abuse
Pharmacist tips for phentermine (Adipex-P)
Take in the morning before breakfast or wait 1 to 2 hours after breakfast. Don’t take close to bedtime because it can cause trouble sleeping.
You might feel dizzy for the first few days while taking phentermine (Adipex-P). Avoid driving or other tasks that require your focused attention.
Avoid phentermine (Adipex-P) if you are pregnant. Use a birth control method while taking the medication and tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant.
Don’t drink alcohol while you are on this drug because it can make the side effects worse.
Tell your health care provider about all the medications you’re taking before starting phentermine (Adipex-P). They will need to make sure they can be taken together.
What are the side effects of phentermine (Adipex-P)?
With any medication, there are risks and benefits. Even if the medication is working, you may experience some unwanted side effects.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:
- Worsening of heart problems (see risks and warnings for details)
- High blood pressure in your lungs (see risks and warnings for details)
The following side effects may get better over time as your body gets used to the medication. Let your doctor know immediately if you continue to experience these symptoms or if they worsen over time.
Common side effects
- Fast heart beat
- Raising blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- Trouble sleeping
- Stomach issues (diarrhea or constipation)
- High blood pressure in your lungs
Other side effects
- Changes in sexual drive
- Difficulty with erections
The following side effects have also been reported:
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
severe mental changes
Incidence not known
decreased ability to exercise
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
swelling of the feet or lower legs
trembling or shaking of the legs, arms, hands, or feet
trouble with thinking, speaking, or walking
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
false or unusual sense of well-being
inability to have or keep an erection
increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
increased interest in sexual intercourse
loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
redness of the skin
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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