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Adipex-P

The active ingredient in the prescription diet pill Phentermine.

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Adipex Phentermine (Adipex P) diet pill is a prescription diet pill that is used to help people lose weight who are obese (have a Body Mass Index of 30 or higher) or have serious health risks due to their size. It is more commonly known by the brand name Phentermine. It works as an appetite suppressant. It is taken in conjunction with certain food requirements and an exercise program. Adipex P is only used for a few weeks (less than 12 weeks) since its effectiveness decreases with prolonged use.

The drug is taken one time each day either in the morning or 10 hours before bedtime, because of its known effects of interrupting sleep.

You should take Adipex P only and exactly how it was directed to you by your physician.

PRO
  • Prescription Phentermine has been approved by the FDA
  • Clinically shown to aid in weight loss in obese individuals
CON
  • Long-term use can cause irritability, skin problems or sleeping difficulties
  • Can become addictive
  • Various and numerous side effects are associated with Adipex
  • Be sure to read the lengthy disclaimer regarding health conditions that do not support taking Adipex P, such as high blood pressure, anxiety or heart disease
  • Side effects include raising blood pressure and heart rate
DIET and NUTRITION

While taking Adipex P, you are to follow a sound diet of balanced meals and snacks. You are also to avoid alcohol while you are taking this drug. The drug is most effective when it is accompanied by a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise regimen.

EXERCISE

It is recommended to follow a regular exercise routine when taking Adipex P. Be sure to discuss with your physician first and get his or her approval. Given the stimulating effects of Adipex P and its effect of raising heart rate and elevating blood pressure, following an exercise plan that has been suggested by your doctor is highly recommended.

CONCLUSION

Adipex P is a prescription weight loss drug that may help in weight loss, but it also comes with a host of side effects and risks. Since it can only be used for a small amount of time, the individual is then responsible for learning how to eat sensibly once the prescribed amount of time for taking the drug is complete. Given its side effects, its drug interactions and its risk for addiction, Adipex P must be taken under the guidance and observation of a medical doctor.

Common Misspellings

addipecks, adipiex, addipicks, fentermine, fentirmine, phentrimine, phentermine


Related Diets: Fastin, Phentermine, Phentralene, Phentramine, Phentremine


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LeGail

I started taking the pills 09/28/10. My beginning weight was 210 lbs and I'm only 5'0. When I went back for my 1st month check up I was shocked to see that I had lost 14 lbs. I started off with taking 1/2 pill for the 1st two days and then onto 1 pill. I also received a shot (B-12) for energy. I along with 4 sisters went to Disney on my 2nd day and I couldn't believe how much energy that I had. I was out running them. We visited 4 parks in one day and I had totally forgotten to eat. I would get to feeling a litle different and that is when I realized that I hadn't eaten. My docter recommended me to eat a Special K bar 1st thing in the moring (around 5:30 since I get up so early) and then around 8:00 I would take my pill. He sd to eat a salad or soup and/or sandwich. For dinner only eat fish, beef or chicken. Eat lots of fruit & vegetables. He said to avoid pasta, rice, mayonnaise, potatoes. Drink plenty of water. He highly recommended me to throw all of my snacks away. He gave me several recipes to try such a salad dressing & smoothies. So far I am excited. He gave my the goals to shoot for and he also wants me to start Zumba (an exercise class) Of course there was more info given. I was also advised that after so long they may have to go up to 1 1/2 pills if and when my body gets to a stopping pt when no progress is being made. I can't wait to see the end results.

posted Nov 7th, 2010 12:24 am


chittum

Hoping someone can help me. I started Adipex a week ago. I take a 1/2 pill 2xs daily. I am not loosing anything struggling not to eat and still have no energy. I am afraid to increase to whole pill 2xs a day. I noticed that several people said that they take 1 pill once a day. Wondering if I should change the way I take. Please help if you have any suggestions.

posted Oct 4th, 2010 2:02 am


Well, people I have had my first day with adipex37.5. I cleaned every room in my house, some I haven,t done in 2 yers, really good. I had so much energy, I could not sit down. I took at 8;45a.m. with all the rest of my meds. I did not have any heart racing, maybe a little jittry once in a while, I even cooked supper, for my hubby, and grown son, I had salad ,green beans, and a spoon of hambuger helper. I found out later at 8;15p.m. ,my suger went low, had to get a peppermint and so far so good. At 11;05p.m. my sugar was 133, This morning it was 160. I definantly need some help on the eating and what to eat,I barly had lunch, and I beig diabetic, gonna have to have more food,or snacks, anyone know any. I can hardly wait till tomorrow, I will finish my housework and do laundry, and I only took i/2 pill. Please help me with snacks and food ,somebody please? Gayle

posted Sep 21st, 2010 12:45 am


Gayle

Started today, I was a coward .I only took a 1/2, I was afraid my heart would beat to fast and scare me . Took at 8:45 a.m. Itook with all rest of my meds. I was so scared, its 11:12, I feel a little different , but can,t explain it. Oh , I so hope this works, I am so tired of staying in the house ashamed, to be seen. I am 5'2 and 242 lbs. a diebetic 63 yrs. old and I felt my life was done for, now after seeing your comments I have hope, pray for me. Gayle

posted Sep 20th, 2010 12:21 pm


Gayle

I start in the morning on the Adipex37.5.I am kinda afraid. I don,t know how it will affect my blood sugar, I am a diabetic,my doctor only told me 1200 calorie diet, and if effects stop taking pill. I need some info ,how did other diabetics do and a 1200 calorie diet. Please help! Gayle

posted Sep 19th, 2010 12:47 pm


Gayle

I have diabetis type2. I have had problems with my feet and legs hurting, so I have not exercised. I went to my doctor yesterday I weighed242 lbs. He said he could give me a suppresent, it is Adipex37.5. Got it today. He said I need a 1220 calorie diet plan, has anyone got one, please help me, I,m gonna start Monday. Gayle

posted Sep 18th, 2010 3:49 pm


Jodi

I have been taking adipex for almost 4 months. I have been doing great. The first month lost 17 pds. The second month lost 11 pds. The third month lost 18 pds. NOW.. Going into the third week of the fourth month I have only lost 2 pds. Can you become resistant to the pills or what. I so want to get back to the weight lost the first 3 months.

posted Sep 1st, 2010 2:27 am


Christine

I started Tuesday taking adipex. I feel like i could climb a mountain. I have so much energy now. I get all my girls working out with me. Even through I don't feel the needed to eat. I still make sure I eat a nourish snacks & meals. I plan to keep the weight off. I weigh 313 now. I can't wait to see my results.

posted Aug 12th, 2010 1:23 pm


Traci

I just started today and fell like I am on meth or something. Will this felling start to go away?

posted Aug 12th, 2010 12:39 pm


karenlujan

I BEEN ON ADIPEX FOR 2 WEEKS AND I WAS 275 I LOST 35 POUNDS IN 2 WEEKS KNOW I AM 240 I LOVE THIS PILLS .

posted Jun 17th, 2010 11:10 am


Katrina

I have been taking the adipex for 3 months now and have lost 34 lbs with no exercise at all.I have been forcing myself to eat because i am never hungry and i am diabetic and my sugar drops down low..now it seems like the pills arent working as good as they use to and im getting chest pains and shortness of breath..now i m having all of the side effects that are listed on the label..and being sent to see a cardiologist

posted May 27th, 2010 12:17 am


LB

After baby #3 I couldnt get under 182 pounds. Started taking Adipex August of 08 and by June of 09 I was at 141.

posted May 1st, 2010 12:53 am


SMarie

I took adipex quite a few months ago and over the about a 2-3 month period I lost 23lbs. The fact is I never worked out. I plan to start taking it again but this time I will eat the right foods and exercise.

posted Apr 27th, 2010 9:28 pm


Cecelia

I take 1/2 a pill once a day...One pill made me to jittery and I would have heart palpatations, which was a little scary for me.

My weight was 194 when I started..I Lost 12 pounds in 2 weeks (182 now). I ate a lot less and sometimes forgot to eat...I'd feel a little fuzzy and at that time realized i had not eaten anything, or had not eaten since that morning..I had more energy and seemed to be able to concentrate more at work. I've maintained the 12 pounds I've lost for over a month now..and plan to start back on the medication today, using only 1/2 of a 1/2 because I want to feel as natural as possible while losing the weight. My doctor prescribed the medication after I asked for help because of the risk of diabetes. I have RA and I'm on medication for high blood pressure, I also have a H. Hernia..I believe a lot of my conditions will be history once i get down to a normal weight...I'm 5'2 and would like to get down to about 135-145

posted Apr 25th, 2010 12:08 pm


drucilla

I just started taking Adipex on Monday. I definitely don't feel as hungry. I am a little jittery when it kicks in. I will honestly post my results once they start. I hope what I'm reading from everyone else is factual & true.

posted Apr 13th, 2010 11:14 am


dawn

I just started this pill today. I am not hungry at all. The only side effect is my face is flushed. Has this happened to anyone else?

posted Apr 8th, 2010 4:34 pm


Ms H

I started taking this pill on Wednesday. It's now Saturday and I've already lost 5 pounds! I'm so tired of weight being an issue in my life. There are so many other great things to focus on! I'm getting rid of it once and for all!!!

posted Mar 13th, 2010 4:25 pm


Dennis

I started taking Adipex-P around May of last year. I was 33 yrs old and 277lbs and would have kept gaining if it was not for this pill and lack of motivation. I talked to my doctor and set up an appointment to have some tests done to start taking the drug.

Prior to the appointment I had absolutely no desire to go to the gym. I was lazy and all I did was eat, sleep and go to work. The doctor asked me what I was currently doing as far as diet and exercise to better myself and my response was that I wasn‚??t planning on doing anything different until I started taking the pill. So I went on to explain that I was setting a goal of going to the gym a minimum of 4 days a week and a better diet with an overall goal of reaching 220lbs. I could tell by his expression that he was skeptical as to how much I was going to actually put into my plan, which I‚??m the type of person that feeds off of that‚?¶

DISCLAIMER: Do NOT take this pill to lose weight as a short term solution for being FAT. Take this pill only when you are ready to make a lifestyle change, which includes the mindset that your diet and exercise program is for life and not just 6 months.

Present day (March 1, 2010) and I weight 215 lbs losing 62lbs and I owe it all to Adipex for the boost. Just so I‚??m clear, it‚??s not just the pill that makes you lose weight because it‚??s just the catalyst for controlling hunger while you put the hard work and sweat into your body. It allows you to prepare and make the necessary changes for a maintainable diet an exercise program without the pill.

AGAIN think ‚??Lifestyle‚?Ě change. I get asked if I have cheat days and right away without hesitation say, ‚??Why should I.‚?Ě The things I have chosen to be part of my diet are what I like eating everyday and I feel are doable in an everyday program. Why should I test myself, someone who loves to eat, with temptation of fatty foods? That‚??s the crap that got me to where I was 9 months ago

There have been two other guys I work with that went on the pill the same time I did and their results were, well there is no results. They took the pill thinking it was a miracle solution to losing weight, which they both lost about 10-15 pounds at the start. Both were unwilling to continue with a regular exercise program and have put back on the weight and then some. Both think that just because the food is sitting in front of them, they have to eat it because it‚??s this special occasion or that one. Then again I knew they were going to fail before they started just because of their goals and attitude.

LIFESTYLE CHANGE ‚?? Accept it or just save your money.

posted Mar 1st, 2010 1:36 pm


Lindsey

Hi everyone. I'm so excited! Today is my first day on the generic Adipex. My doctor wants me to take only half of the pill. My question..have anyone had any success of taking only have the dosage? I'm 180lbs now and I would love to at about 140lbs by this summer. Do you think this is a realistic goal? Oh yeah, I'm a 29 year old female and 5'4.

posted Jan 30th, 2010 10:17 am


Danielle

I do not have an appetite and I've started a moderate exercise program. It's working great for me. I take the tablet in the morning when I wake up and 30 minutes later I have breakfast.

posted Jan 4th, 2010 10:19 pm



 

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