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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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jessica

i have been on the pill now for a week. i have never had so much energy in my life. i can keep up with my 2 year old and still have more energy to go around. i haven't had a weigh in yet but i fell like the lbs are falling off.. and i to have had high blood pressure for 13 years now.. i would recommend everyone to take it just to jump start yourself..

posted Mar 1st, 2009 1:27 pm


Maggie

I'm 5'8" 165lbs. I just had a baby 5 months ago and i gained 75 lbs. mostly water. I'm having lots of problems with my feet, knees and lower back due to all the extra weight. I wasnt motivated to exercise or eat right and just felt like crap. I've been taking the pill for about 1 week now and I cant believe how good I feel. I have more energy that lasts me all day and motivates me to get out and exercise. I also eat right and feel good about myself knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

posted Jan 27th, 2009 2:13 pm


Jackie

How can I get this pill?? I

posted Jan 15th, 2009 6:46 pm


Christi

I started taking Adipex 3 weeks ago.I walk a mile and a half every day.I have so much more energy now and I am not wanting to constantly eat.I also have hypothyriodism and my levels are perfect ,so that actually helps with my weightloss and taking Adipex steps it up.I am 4'11 and I had weighed 150lbs.It got to the point to where I couldn't hardly bend down to tie my shoes.After 3 weeks of being on this weight loss program I now weigh 136.I go to the Dr.'s office every week and get a 3 in 1 shot.It's a b-12,fat burner,and it also speeds up your metabolism.I love taking the shots every week.It makes me feels as though I had slept for a long time and woke up feeling very refreshed.I am hoping to get down to 100 to 115lbs.After having 4-C-Sections I can only hope for the best.Anyways I do love this diet pill.Good luck to all others.

posted Dec 19th, 2008 10:19 am


stacy

i started taking it 9 days ago today and i've lost 11 pounds. i eat very little and excersise alot!! i only take half a pill a day. The first 2 days were horrible....could not sleep and my heart was pounding so hard you could see it beating through my clothes, but the side effects went away...20 more pounds to go...GOD help me!!!!!!!!

posted Dec 3rd, 2008 8:33 pm


Gloria

I started taking Adipex 30 days ago, and I have lost 16-1/2 pounds. The only side effect is dry mouth, so I just drink alot of water and chew sugar free gum. I advise everyone to take the pill early in the morning so it want keep you up at night. Exercise, Exercise and try to eat right. Good luck to everybody, because I know how hard it is trying to lose weight.

posted Dec 2nd, 2008 3:15 pm


Lia

I just started three weeks ago,

I lost only seven pounds,

I eat very little....its great...

I waitress 6hrs a day and i'm on the go until bedtime...

why is the weight not falling off more...?

posted Dec 2nd, 2008 8:05 am


MRS. FAT

I COULD NEVER SLEEP, HAD JITTERS, COULDNT FINISH A SENTENCE, MIND WAS RACING, HAD HEADACHES A LOT. BUT I DID LOSE WEIGHT!!

posted Dec 1st, 2008 10:26 pm


Cynthia

I began this pill last Monday and I have already lost 5 pounds! With only moderate exercise. I get more done in a couple hours now, than I used to get done in a day. I don't even like to look at food, but do drink a lot more because of the cotton mouth effect. A friend went on it and lost a little, but when she stepped up her exercise, the weight began to fall off.

posted Dec 1st, 2008 12:32 pm


Emily

I decided to get on the pill after having a baby I had got up to 215 after I was down to 179 and I was exercising and running 6 miles a day and dieting but I just couldn't get lower so I needed a little help. I am 5'10 and I have been taking the pill for a month. I am now down to 163 pounds and that is less then b4 I was pregnant! I love this pill and sometimes I just take a half or skip a day and then take it! I have had no problems and sometimes I take in the afternoon on purpose to stay awake when I need to study for a nursing test! I recommend!

posted Dec 1st, 2008 10:49 am


Jessica

For those who cannot sleep while on it, 1/2 a benadryl will enable you to fall asleep. :) It's non-habit forming so it's safe to take.

posted Nov 22nd, 2008 7:19 pm


Renee

well I wish i would have read this before i took my pil at 4 p.m.cause i am wired its 2:35a.m. and do not forsee me going to sleep anytime soon... I need to lose about 60 lbs...cottonmouth yup...had my favorite foods in front of mr and did not want to even taste it,.,feel a slight touch nausea...

posted Nov 18th, 2008 2:37 am


Minnie

I have been taking Adipex for only 27 days now, and I have lost 15 lbs!!! This diet pill is amazing!!! It really surpresses your appetite, you literally have to "MAKE" yourself eat something!! You do not crave, or desire any food!. I take the pill in the morning between 6-7am, I walk 4 miles a week, and make my breakfast my largest meal of the day! I do not eat anything else for the rest of the day, because I do not feel hungry! This pill dries your mouth out, you will have cotton mouth, so drink "PLENTY" of water. I currently have high blood pressure, and am a borderline diabetic. My blood pressure ranges, before taking Adipex was 132-140/80, it only raised to 141/80. I highly recommend this pill for Anyone.

posted Nov 15th, 2008 1:12 am


Carol

Just started today and have heard alot of good things about adipex. I have severe fibromyalgia and believe the weight loss should help with the pain. I never seem to have any energy due to my condition so my doctor and I decided ( well I told him I would take the lyrica again only if he would give me a diet pill because of the weight gain I had with lyrica last time I took it) to try adipex for two months. I am excited and he is very optimistic. So here I go starting on this journey. I know I can do it because I have before on my own but I know I need the help this time.

posted Nov 14th, 2008 6:47 am


Liz

I started taking Adipex-p because I want to lose 11lb. In 3 wks. I've already lost 7lb. I take 1/3 of the pill everyday, because I've had anxiety in the past. And yes, you have to take it before 10 a.m. Once I took it at 10:30 a.m and it was 3 a.m and I still couldn't sleep. I've also had nausea, but your body just has to get use to the pill I'm 5'1 and 126 lb. want to get down to 115 lb. I'm not obese and a doctor still prescribed it to me. So i guess it's o.k if you want to lose 10 lb. or so and still be able to take the pill.

posted Nov 1st, 2008 6:57 pm


ANGIE

IT WORKS GREAT

posted Nov 1st, 2008 4:50 pm


LOLO

I know the pills work, can someone suggest a diet plan to go along with the pill.

posted Oct 26th, 2008 1:09 pm


christina

Just started taking it 2 days ago. I real like it so far. I am 247lbs and want to have a baby and my OB told me I need to lose at least 30lbs first I really hope this works for me. All my adult life weight has been a struggle.

posted Oct 17th, 2008 9:11 pm


f. williams

I took The pill, and I lost 20 pounds in a month. I was weighing 230, I went down to 215. I love it. I want to get to 200, and with this pill I know it will happen.

posted Oct 16th, 2008 9:27 pm


me

I can only take it every other day!! I take it @6am and will not get to sleep until 3am the next morning so I have to skip days in order to sleep. Anyone else have this same issue?

posted Oct 15th, 2008 5:14 pm



 

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