What is Adipex?
Adipex is a weight loss supplement that you should only take under the advice of a doctor. There are many things to know about Adipex, including how it should be taken and the common side effects so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the drug before taking it.
How does Adipex work?
Adipex works on the central nervous system to suppress the appetite by making the body believe that it is not hungry. In order for Adipex to be effective, you should use it in conjunction with eating a proper diet and getting regular exercise. You can still use Adipex if you have certain risk factors associated with obesity such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
Adipex comes in a pill form and should be taken whole. Crushing, chewing, breaking, or opening the tablet will interfere with the time-release mechanism that is built into Adipex and can have disastrous results.
Adipex – addictive supplement!
Adipex is known to be an addictive drug and so, you should always be aware of how many tablets are in your prescription bottle and be aware of any possibility that someone else in the house could be using them as this could be especially dangerous. In addition, because Adipex is an addictive drug, it’s recommended that it only be taken for 12 weeks and that you be weaned off the drug, if necessary.
Adipex side effects
The most dangerous side effect that can occur when taking Adipex is the risk of pulmonary disorder, which affects the lungs and can be fatal. However, this side effect really only poses a threat when Adipex is combined with some other medications such as Phen-Fen or Redux, so it’s especially important to not take any other weight loss supplements while taking Adipex!
Other common side effects include:
- feeling anxious or nervous
- sleep disorders
- particularly insomnia
- diarrhea or constipation
- skin sensitivity
Adipex does carry some side effects that can be more serious and in some instances, even life-threatening.
When should you stop taking Adipex?
It’s important to call for emergency medical help immediately if you have an allergic reaction that results in hives or a swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. There are risks of other serious side effects when using Adipex and although they do not require emergency medical attention, you should stop taking Adipex and call your doctor if:
- you experience chest pain
- swelling in the ankles or the feet
- a feeling of faintness or light-headedness
- or if you find yourself short of breath, even after mild activity
Other reasons to stop taking the drug and call your doctor are if you: experience a fast or irregular heartbeat, start experiencing strange thoughts or behaviors, start feeling restless or confused, or experience an increase in blood pressure, which will be apparent through blurred vision, extreme headache, inability to focus, or seizure.
Using alcohol while taking Adipex can cause an increase in these negative side effects as well, Adipex can make you extremely tired and unable to operate heavy machinery so it’s important that you don’t drive while taking the drug.
Do we recommend Adipex to you?
As you can see, there are numerous negative side effects of Adipex (some of them can be life threatening), therefore we do not recommend Adipex to you.