what is Adipex-P?
Adipex-P is the most common brand of Phentermine, a popular prescription weight loss medication. It is commonly referred to as Adipex or Adipex P.
If you are overweight or obese, Adipex 37.5 can help you reach a healthier weight. The medication supports weight loss by suppressing appetite and increasing energy. In combination with healthy diet and exercise, it can help you transform your lifestyle and reach your weight loss goals faster.
Adipex-P (37.5mg) ingredients
The active ingredient in Adipex diet pills is phentermine hydrochloride(phentermine HCl). Each capsule or tablet contains 37.5mg of this substance.
The inactive ingredients include: croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and blue sugar spheres.
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).
Is Adipex a controlled substance?
Phentermine HCl is a powerful stimulant and it has a chemical structure that is similar to amphetamines. This means that is potentially addictive and for this reason, Adipex-P (37.5mg) is class IV a controlled substance
How does Adipex work?
Phentermine HCl – the main ingredient in Adipex – is a sympathomimetic amine, which means it stimulates the nervous system.
More specifically, it promotes the release of norepinephrine, which is a neurotransmitter (chemical in the brain) that evokes a stress response such as the “fight or flight” reaction and it also reduces feelings of hunger. In addition, phentermine stimulates the release of adrenaline (epinephrine) to other areas of the body and this leads to the breakdown of stored fat. These processes subsequently suppress the appetite and boost energy, which supports weight loss. When you have fewer cravings, feel full faster, and enjoy plenty of energy to exercise, it is easier to slim down.
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.