Weight-loss has been a reoccurring struggle for many people. This has led to a huge market in dieting products. One such product is a medically prescribed product, Adipex-P. This medication isn’t something you regularly see advertised on TV or at GNC but you may have heard of it as a prescription. If you need to lose weight because of health-related issues and are considering Adipex-P, take a look at what you need to know!
What is Adipex-P?
Adipex-p, phentermine, is used to treat obesity or medical weight-gain. It affects the central nervous to decrease hunger. It is not a lone weight-loss method. It is to be used with a diet program focusing on reducing calories and an exercise program that is approved by your doctor. Although it is classified as an appetite suppressant, nothing pinpoints as to why Adipex-P helps to lose weight. There are suggestions, besides lowering hungriness, like raising the amount of energy used or influencing parts of the brain.
How is Adipex-P Taken?
Adipex-P is an oral medication that has different directions depending on certain circumstances. It is meant to be swallowed, not crushed or chewed. This is because crushing or chewing releases the entire medication in a short burst which could cause side effects.
This method is taken only once a day. Users usually take it before breakfast or make sure it is taken 10-14 hours before going to bed.
The tablets have no specification if food is needed or not and is commonly taken once in the morning. It must dissolve on the tongue and be swallowed.
It is important to note that dosages will be assigned by your doctor and it is important to take Adipex-P as directed. Doses are gradually reduced to prevent you from experiencing withdrawal reactions. Increased side effects can occur if Adipex-P is taken for more than a few weeks at a time or consumed with other diet drugs. These side effects can be serious so it is important to follow directions. On a positive side, Adipex-P is not known to cause addiction.
Are there side effects of Adipex-P?
Adipex-P is packaged with possible side effects:
- Sleeping problems
- Increased blood pressure
- Dry mouth
Although serious side effects are not normally associated with Adipex-P, it is important to know what those side effects are:
- Mental/mood changes
- Abnormal heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Vision changes
- Change in sexual ability or interest
- Severe headache
- Involuntary muscle movement
Like with any medication, it is important to notify your doctor if you think you are experiencing side effects.
Should you take any precautions?
You should notify your doctor id you are allergic to sympathomimetic amines; this does not exclude other allergies. Doctor consultation is required if you have medical conditions like:
- Vascular heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Mental/mood problems
- Alcohol/drug abuse history
- Be Healthy and Safe