What is Adipex?
Adipex is an Appetite suppressing medicine. It has been found very useful in weight loss. Adipex is one of the best selling weight loss drugs in market. When used with proper diet, moderate exercise and a behavioral therapy, one can reap maximum benefit from it.
How does Adipex work?
Adipex works by stimulating a brain area called hypothalamus gland, which controls functions like body temperature, amount of sleep and appetite. It affects certain neurotransmitters also. These neurotransmitters are responsible for the communication between the brain cells. Adipex reduces the level of serotonin in the brain and gives a feeling of satiety to the person. This prevents him from eating again and again unnecessarily, which causes weight loss.
How Adipex should be taken?
Adipex should be taken ideally one hour before the meal. The best time to take Adipex is during the morning hours before breakfast. It is advised to take Adipex at least 6-8 hours before you go to sleep, as it may cause sleeplessness.
For how long should I take Adipex?
Adipex is a short time course, which should not be followed for more than 6-12 weeks. Continuing Adipex may result in complications. It may be habit forming also. You can restart taking Adipex after 2 months of discontinuing the previous course.
Who should take Adipex?
People suffering from severe or morbid obesity are prescribed to take Adipex. Also, those having a Body Mass Index of 30 or more can take Adipex.
Adipex is recommended to severely obese people, who have greater risk of other fatal diseases caused by obesity like hypertension, heart diseases and diabetes etc.
Do I need a Prescription for Adipex?
Yes. Adipex is a prescription medicine. Do not take Adipex without seeking doctor's advice.
Who should not take Adipex?
You should not take Adipex if you are suffering from:
- Glycoma, heart diseases, hypertension or arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries).
- If you have taken some kind monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) in the last 14 days.
- If you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
What my doctor needs to know before I ask for a prescription (Adipex) from him?
Before asking for Adipex prescription, you should let your doctor know if you are:
- Suffering from or taking medication for any other medical condition.
- Pregnant or breast feeding.
- Having a thyroid problem or anxiety disorder etc.
What if overdose occurs?
If overdose of Adipex occurs, seek medical treatment immediately. Symptoms of overdose may range from hallucinations, restlessness, panic, tremors, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizers and irregular heartbeat etc.
What are the active chemical ingredients of Adipex?
Adipex is a generic of Phentermine and contains Phentermine hydrochloride or Phentermine HCL.
What should be done if I miss a dose?
If you forget or miss the dose, take it as soon as possible. Never take the dose after 4 pm in the evening, as it may cause sleeplessness. In such condition, you can miss the dose and then continue it from the next day.
How Adipex should be stored?
Always keep Adipex in a tightly closed container and out of children's reach. It should be stored at room temperature only. Dispose-off the medicine if outdated or expiry date is passed
What other important information should I know before taking Adipex?
Take caution while doing activities that demand mental attention like driving or working on machinery, as Adipex may cause dizziness or blurred vision sometimes.
Adipex can be habit forming; hence, you may experience withdrawal symptoms while leaving the drug. Seek medical advice and try to quite gradually.
What side effects may Adipex cause?
Side effects due to Adipex may include: sleeplessness or insomnia, restlessness, dizziness, headache, changes in sex drive, dryness of mouth and change in taste, diarrhea and feeling of euphoria etc.
However, if some serious side effects like allergic reaction which may cause swelling of face, lips or tongue, difficulty in breathing, elevated blood pressure, severe headache, blurred vision or hallucination and confusion occur, one should rush to the doctor immediately and seek medical treatment.