Adipex Review

by The Diet Critic on March 5, 2020

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Also marketed as Adipex-P, Adipex is one of several different diet drugs that is currently available on the market with a prescription. It is a drug that is primarily a stimulant, but is also an appetite suppressant.

Though most diet drugs are not marketed with people with other health issues in mind – aside from obesity – Adipex is geared specifically toward individuals who may suffer from or are at an increased risk of experiencing weight-related medical problems, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

This product, which some would compare to an amphetamine-like chemical, is to be used alongside a proper nutritious diet, behavioral changes and an activity regimen as prescribed by a licensed doctor. In other words, Adipex is not a miracle weight loss drug. It has been developed to assist with other conventional weight loss methods.

Available Only with a Legal Prescription

The only way to legally obtain this weight loss drug is with a doctor’s prescription. Although you may come across websites claiming to sell Adipex without a prescription, these sites should not be trusted. Always consult with your medical professional if you would like to try Adipex-P or any RX diet pill.

This drug, as with any prescription medication, comes with potential side-effects. These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Sleeping problems
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea

These side effects are associated mostly with the stimulant element of Adipex. It is recommended that this drug be taken in the morning as opposed to late at night to avoid problems such as insomnia and other difficulties sleeping. 

Adipex Pros

  • FDA approved – One of the benefits of Adipex is that it is FDA approved and can only be legally obtained with the permission of a licensed physician. This helps to make sure that only the people who are proper candidates for this drug will actually be taking it. This is important because Adipex is not meant simply for cosmetic weight loss. Instead, it is designed only for individuals who are obese, who are over the age of eighteen years, and who also suffer from diabetes and high cholesterol and/or blood pressure.
  • Plenty of information is available – Another advantage of this weight loss medication is that there is a great deal of information available for everyone to read on the internet, including reviews, warnings, and other useful data.
  • Helps to lower appetite – Studies have found that Adipex-P can help to lower appetite. This combined with its stimulant effects can help aid a person in their efforts to lose weight and keep it off. Lowering and managing weight can help lower the health risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and a shorter life.
  • Available in a generic form – There are generic forms of Adipex, such as Phentermine. While generics contain the same active ingredients as their brand name counterparts, they are often cheaper and more affordable, especially for individuals who need to pay for this medication out of pocket. 

Adipex Cons 

  • Adverse Side Effects – The drawbacks of Adipex include the fact that as a prescription diet pill, it does have the potential for certain unpleasant and dangerous side effects in some users. For instance, common side effects include, but are not limited to: dizziness, dry mouth, irritability, difficult sleeping, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, etc. As unwanted side effects are possible, it is important that you take this diet pill exactly as it has been prescribed. You should not alter your dose (take more or less) without fist consulting with your healthcare provider. 
  • Conflicts with certain health conditions – Taking Adipex can be dangerous for individuals who have high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, heart disease, who are taking MAO inhibitors or other medications to treat a health condition. As such, you should inform your doctor about all your past and current medical condition(s).
  • Requires a prescription – This diet drug may not be ideal for dieters who are looking for a more convenient solution than a pill that needs a prescription in order to buy it. Moreover, even if you don’t mind having to obtain a prescription, depending on your individual health circumstance, you may not be an ideal candidate for this medication and may not be prescribed it.

When compared to other similar drugs on the market, Adipex seems quite comparable to many other prescription weight loss medications that are already available. It does have the advantage of having stricter guidelines and regulations than non-prescription weight loss supplements, but it may also have stronger side effects. No cost for this drug is revealed on an official website for this product. It is highly recommended that you talk to your doctor before considering Adipex as a weight loss option.

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aiquel March 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I lost a lot of weight while on adipex. It totally takes away your food cravings and hunger, but it gave me really bad headaches. Unfortunately I had to stop taking it because I was put on anti depressants and have since gained the weight back, but as soon as I can get off these anti depressants I want to get back on it to get rid of the weight all over again. sigh.

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asv96 March 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I went on adipex (under the guidance of my physician) to get a jump start on my weight loss. I lost over 50 lbs. I had tones of energy to exersize, and a lot less appetite. It’s been amazing and I feel really good about myself now.

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