Adipex-P is a drug which suppresses appetite and helps in reducing weight. Its generic name is Phentermine. It is primarily prescribed as a weight loss medication. It is also used by people for with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other medical conditions where obesity can increase the risk of their disease. This drug is also used for other medical conditions.
Adipex-P should not be consumed by pregnant women and lactating mothers. This is not just limited to Adipex-P as most diet medications are not advisable for pregnant women and lactating mothers.
People with problems in heart, kidney, liver, brain, pancreas, thyroid, mental health or any other life threatening medical condition should not consume this drug without doctor’s approval.
The usual advice would be not to take it without prescription, if you have any medical condition. However, it is very essential to talk to your doctor about all drugs that you consume.
This drug should not be given to a child less than 16 years of age. The drug should be taken only for the time limit mentioned in the prescription. Do not consume alcohol with the drug.
The common adult dosage is 18.75 to 37.5 mg per day. However this is the general dosage recommendation and might not be applicable for everyone. Stick to the dose recommended by your doctor. Do not consume it if you have less than 6 hours for your bed time.
The most popular dosage strength is 37.5 mg. This medication can be taken by anyone who is above the age of 18 years. The dose of adipex-p would work well along with a regular exercise and a proper healthy diet. A single medication of the drug can be taken one hour before or two hours after a breakfast.
Missing a dose and Overdose
Consuming a higher dose of Adipex or consuming the drug within 8 hours from the previous dosage schedule would cause overdosing which can sometimes be fatal. If overdosed, get emergency medical help.
Missing a dose of Adipex-P cannot be avoided. In this case, you can take the missed medication immediately when you remember but when the time clashes with the schedule of next dose, it is wise to avoid taking the missed dose.
Never ever take the missed dose and new dose together believing you are coping up with the schedule.
Side effects might be triggered while taking Adipex-p medication. It is classified in to two types namely less severe as well as severe side effects. Some of the ill effects are mentioned below.
Less severe ill effects
Severe ill effects
You do not have to be worried if you are affected by some minor ill effects. But it is very essential to get medical help if you experience some severe side effects.
Adipex-P interacts with a lot of diet medications like fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine and others and can cause fatal lung related disorders like pulmonary hypertension. Thus, do not take Adipex-P lightly.