One of the current weight loss supplements on the market today, Adipex, should only be taken with the advice of a doctor. It is very important to familiarize yourself with this drug, including how to take it and the common side effects, before taking Adipex.
Similarly, before using Adipex, the risks need to be weighed against the benefits it may give. It is a decision that should be made by both you and your doctor. It is not recommended to take any diet pill if you do not have a BMI of 27 or more.
How does Adipex work?
Working on the central nervous system, Adipex suppresses your appetite making your body believe that it is not hungry. Adipex needs to be used along with proper diet and a regular exercise program for it to be effective. You will likely still be able to use Adipex even if you have other risk factors associated with obesity like high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
This drug comes in pill form and should always be taken whole. If it is crushed, broken, chewed or opened in any way, it will interfere with the time release mechanism that is in Adipex, leading to unpleasant results.
Side Effects of Adipex:
Never take Adipex with any other diet medications without consent from your doctor. A rare but fatal lung disorder called “pulmonary hypertension” can be caused by taking this drug together with other diet medications like dexfenfluramine (Redux) or fenfluramine (Phen-Fen).
Adipex can also cause side effects that could impair your reactions and thinking. Always be careful if you need to be doing anything that requires you to be alert and awake, such as driving. Avoid alcohol as it can increase some of the side effects.
Adipex – addictive supplement!
Be aware that Adipex can be habit-forming and must only be used by the person it was prescribed for. Always keep track of the number of pills being used in each new bottle, because since Adipex is considered a drug of abuse, it needs to be monitored to be sure that other people in the household are not using the drug improperly or without a prescription.
Also, because Adipex is addictive, it is suggested that you only take the drug for 12 weeks/3 months and then begin to be weaned off if necessary.
There may be withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Adipex after an extended period of use, such as extreme fatigue and depression. Never stop taking Adipex suddenly without discussing it with your doctor. You may need to be weaned off it slowly before stopping completely.
Adipex is a prescription drug that also comes with many dangerous and unpleasant side effects. We never recommend a product that is available only by prescription when there are so many all natural supplements available that offer similar results without the many added risks.