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what are the risks of taking adipex?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
Minimal at low dose: The side effects of using Phentermine are those that accompany the use of stimulants. It is comparable to coffee. Too much causes anxiety, headaches, insomnia, etc. These problems are minimized because of the prescription protocol used by our medical professionals. The “start low go slow” approach that is used when prescribing medicine for chronic conditions works well in treating obesity also.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Adipex-P: Insomnia, elevated blood pressure, headaches, irritability, and others. The medication has an addiction risk.
Answered on Jul 8, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Adipex: Potential side effects include: palpitations, rapid heart rate, ^ blood pressure, ischemic event, anxiety, insomnia, headache, tremor,dizziness, dry mouth, diarrhea or constipation & sexual dysfunction. When a medication containing phentermine in combination with fenfluramine/ dexenfluramine was on the market – pulmonary hypertension & heart valve damage occurred.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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No: Both medications have side effects but don't interfere with each other. All the best.
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