What is Adipex-P ?
Adipex-P (phentermine hydrochloride USP) CIV is used for a short period of time (a few weeks), as part of a weight reduction treatment plan that includes exercise, behavioral changes, and a low-calorie diet, for obese people with a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2 or a body mass index ≥ 27 kg/m2 and other risk factors (e.g., controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol).
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take ADIPEX-P if you:
- Have a history of heart disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, stroke, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, uncontrolled high blood pressure)
- Are taking certain medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or have taken MAOIs in the past 14 days
- Have thyroid problems (hyperthyroidism)
- Have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes)
- Have experienced agitated states or have a history of drug abuse
- Are pregnant or are nursing
- Are allergic to sympathomimetic amines such as phentermine, or any of the ingredients
Use with Other Medicines for Weight Loss. Taking Adipex-P with other drugs used for weight loss is not recommended.
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. A rare but often fatal disease of the lungs, has been reported in patients taking phentermine and phentermine-like products. Tell your doctor if you have shortness of breath, chest or heart pain, or experience fainting or swelling in your lower legs. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any decrease in the amount of exercise you are normally able to tolerate.
Heart Valve Disease. Serious heart valve problems or disease have been reported in patients taking phentermine or other phentermine-like products for weight loss. The possibility of an association cannot be ruled out.
Tolerance. There is the potential for tolerance to develop, where the same dose might not work as well as it did in the beginning. If this happens, the recommended dose should not be increased, but instead the drug should be discontinued.
Motor Impairment. Adipex-P may impair your ability to operate machinery or drive a motor vehicle.
Risk of Abuse and Dependence. Keep Adipex-P in a safe place to prevent theft, accidental overdose, misuse or abuse.
Use With Alcohol. Do not use Adipex-P with alcohol as it may result in an adverse drug reaction.
Patients with High Blood Pressure. ADIPEX-P® may cause an increase in blood pressure. Tell your doctor if you have or have had high blood pressure.
Patients with Diabetes. A decrease in the dose of insulin or other oral hypoglycemic medications may be required. Talk to your physician if you are taking medications for diabetes.
Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and about all of the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter or herbal treatments.
Some side effects of Adipex-P include pulmonary hypertension, heart disease, palpitations, increased heart rate or blood pressure, insomnia, restlessness, dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation, and changes in sexual drive. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
These are not all of the possible side effects of Adipex-P. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Phentermine is used for a short period of time to promote weight loss, if exercise and calorie reduction are not sufficient, and in addition to exercise and calorie reduction.
Phentermine is approved for up to 12 weeks of use and most weight loss occurs in the first weeks.However, significant loss continues through the sixth month and has been shown to continue at a slower rate through the ninth month.
Phentermine use is contraindicated in those who:
- have a history of drug abuse.
- are allergic to sympathomimetic amine drugs.
- are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken one within the last 14 days.
- have cardiovascular disease, hyperthyroidism, or glaucoma.
- are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.
Adverse effects,buy Adipex-p
Rare cases of pulmonary hypertension and cardiac valvular disease have been reported.Tolerance usually occurs; however, risks of dependence and addiction are considered negligible. People taking phentermine may be impaired when driving or operating machinery.Consumption of alcohol with phentermine may produce adverse effects.
There is currently no evidence regarding whether or not phentermine is safe for women who are pregnant.
Other adverse effects include:
- Cardiovascular effects like palpitations, tachycardia, high blood pressure, precordial pain; rare cases of stroke, angina, myocardial infarction, cardiac failure and cardiac arrest have been reported.
- Central nervous system effects like overstimulation, restlessness, nervousness, insomnia, tremor, dizziness and headache; there are rare reports of euphoria followed by fatigue and depression, and very rarely, psychotic episodes and hallucinations.
- Gastrointestinal effects include nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, cramps, unpleasant taste, diarrhea, and constipation.
- Other adverse effects include trouble urinating, rash, impotence, changes in libido, and facial swelling.buy Adipex-p
Phentermine may decrease the effect of drugs like clonidine, methyldopa, and guanethidine. Drugs to treat hypothyroidism may increase the effect of phentermine.