Adipex-P® is the leading brand name of the generic drug Phentermine Hydrochloride. Commonly referred to as “Adipex”. Adipex is manufactured by Gate Pharmaceuticals who have been marketing the diet pill since 1990.
What does Adipex look like?
Adipex is available in both tablet and capsule form, however the blue speck tablets are most popular and are available at the larger dosage of 37.5mg.
Adipex tablets: are blue and white and oblong in shape. Each tablet is scored and debossed with “ADIPEX-P” and “9”-“9”. Adipex tablet are packaged in bottles of 30.
Adipex capsules: one end is opaque bright blue and the other end is opaque white. Imprinted onto each capsule is “ADIPEX-P” – “37.5” and two dark blue stripes. Adipex Capsules are packaged in bottles of 100.
What is Adipex prescribed for?
Adipex is an appetite suppressant and has successfully been helping people lose weight since it was released onto the market. It is designed to be used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Who should Adipex be prescribed for?
Normally Adipex is prescribed for the excessively overweight who also suffer with a condition such as such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. To class as a suitable candidate for Adipex someone must have a BMI of 27+.
How does Adipex work?
Adipex works by affecting parts of the central nervous system which effectively suppress the feeling of hunger. Adipex is known to increase levels of energy within patients which can be expended through exercise.
Adipex is a prescription drug.
Adipex is classed as a controlled substance with the US and is only available on prescription. The chemical composition of Adipex is similar to that of amphetamines and if taken for a prolonged period of time can be addictive. It is usually recommended that Adipex be taken for no longer than a period of a few weeks without a break. Adipex can also be habit forming and it should only be taken by the patient it was prescribed for.
Adipex side effects
Side effects of Adipex may include:
|Difficulty in breathing
|Ankle and extremity Swelling
|Increase in blood pressure
|Dryness of the mouth
|Changes in libido
Adipex can also be habit forming and it should only be taken by the patient it was prescribed for.
37.5mg of Adipex, taken once daily either before breakfast or 1-2 hours after is the standard adult dosage of these diet pills. Some patients may find that half this dosage 18.7mg, is adequate, whilst others may be recommended to split the Adipex 37.5mg and take two doses of 18.7mg at different times during one day.
Avoid taking Adipex late at night or just before bed as this may result in insomnia. Adipex is not recommended for patients of 18 years old or younger.
What precautions should be taken before using Adipex?
Inform your Doctor of the following:
- If you are allergic to phentermine or any other medications.
- What other medications you are currently taking (prescription and non-prescription)
- If you have ever suffered from a heart condition, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, overactive thyroid, diabetes, glaucoma or have a history of drug abuse.
- If are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant whilst taking Adipex tell your doctor.
- If you are subject to agitated states.
Adipex with fenfluramine (Phen-Fen)
Adipex (phentermine) should not been taken with fenfluramine, when taken together this combination of drugs is known as Phen-Fen. Both phentermine and fenfluramine are FDA approved medications. However, in 1997 the FDA issued a public health warning that when taken together patients are at considerable risk of developing abnormalities in their heart valves which could result in seriousness of the cardiac problems.
Overdoses of Adipex can have serious consequences, if quantities are high enough this can include death. If an overdose is suspected seek medical help immediately.
Symptoms of overdosage can include: restlessness, tremor, hyperreflexia, rapid respiration, confusion, assaultiveness, hallucinations, panic states, fatigue, depression, arrhythmia, hypertension or hypotension, circulatory collapse, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps.
Fatal poisoning usually terminates in convulsions and coma.
Who makes Adipex?
GATE Pharmaceuticals manufacture Adipex. GATE Pharmaceuticals is a division of TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Israel’s leading pharmaceutical company.
GATE Pharmaceuticals, Division of TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA
North Wales PA, 19454-1090, USA
Tel: (800) 292-GATE
Fax: (215) 591-8801