An amphetamine-like stimulant, Adipex is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system.
Doctors typically prescribe Adipex for those who in addition to their obesity have other significant risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
In order to be effective, Adipex must be combined with a healthy eating plan and regular exercise – to simply take the drug without making other changes will dramatically reduce its effectiveness, and means that as soon as you stop taking it you will put the weight back on.
Amphetamine-like drugs of this type are believed to work by stimulating the release of brain chemicals, which can reduce sensations of hunger. However, these stimulants will also stimulate your nervous system, leading to a rise in both blood pressure and heart rate.
As a result, people often experience side effects such as mood swings, chest pain, tremors, irregular heartbeat, hallucinations, severe headaches, and seizures.
This is also a highly addictive, and as such you should carefully monitor your use of it. This means that only the person for whom it is prescribed should take it, and you need to be sure to stick to the prescribed dosage.
It can also combine with other diet medications such as fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux) to cause a fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. Thus be sure to check with your doctor before taking any other medications.
Withdrawal symptoms are not uncommon, and can include depression and extreme tiredness – thus it is better to gradually reduce your dosage rather than stopping suddenly.
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