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Appetite Suppressant - Oral. Tablets 37.5mg
Adipex is used as an appetite suppressant. It is used in conjunction with an overall diet plan to reduce weight.
How to take this medication
This medication is best taken on an empty stomach one hour before meals. Because this medication may cause sleeplessness, avoid taking a dose late in the day. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not take Adipex more often or longer than directed.
Dry mouth, sleeplessness, irritability, stomach upset or constipation may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
Tell your doctor your complete medical history especially if you have high blood pressure, an over-active thyroid, glaucoma, diabetes or emotional problems. Consult with your doctor if you think you are pregnant or before breast-feeding. Alcohol can increase unwanted side effects of dizziness. Limit alcohol use. Adipex is not recommended for use in children. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use, (prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take high blood pressure medicine or MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) or any other weight loss medicine. Avoid "stimulant" drugs that may increase your heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine. Decongestants are commonly found in over-the-counter cough and cold medicine.
Appetite suppressants are not a substitute for proper diet. For maximum effects, this must be used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program. Do not share this medication with others.
If you miss a dose of Adipex, do not double the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.