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Doctor insights on: Adipex And Drug Tests

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Can taking adipex show positve on a drug test after taking 5 hours before?

Can taking adipex show positve on a drug test after taking 5 hours before?

Absolutely. : Adipex is phentermine, a form of amphetamine. While the clinical effect of amphetamines may last no more than a few hours, the elimination half-life, the time it takes the body to rid itself of half of the total amount, can be 10 to 13 hours. It would take up to five half-lives to eliminate all the drug from your system. ...Read more

Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Phentermine (Definition)

Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more


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I took an adipex 96 hrs before a drug test....will it show up on my drug test?

I took an adipex 96 hrs before a drug test....will it show up on my drug test?

Depends: Amphetamine can be detectable for 3-5 days after use. Adipex is similar to amphetamine. It will also depend on if urine is tested for amphetamines.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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If i take a drug test will adipex show up as a fail drug test also does your name has to be on the bottle?

Adipex: No. This dangerous and ineffective drug is not considered an illicit substance. Please note that Phentermine or "adipex" is an unhealthy and dangerous product and that it will not lead to any real or sustained weight loss. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is adipex?

What kind of drug is adipex?

Stimulant.: Adipex (phentermine) is an appetite suppressant typically prescribed to help patients lose weight. It is in the class of drugs called stimulants. ...Read more

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Are the drugs tenuate and adipex similar?

Are the drugs tenuate and adipex similar?

They are similar: Adipex is the brand name for Phentermine and tenuate is the brand for diethylpropion. They are both sympathomimetic appetite suppressants and work in similar ways. Some people do better on one or the other, so it is good to have a choice. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for you. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg, I just got put on adipex can these two drugs be taken together?

I'm currently taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg, I just got put on adipex can these two drugs be taken together?

Yes: These drugs are usually fine together. Be on the lookout for an increased amount of confusion, agitation, dilated pupils, headaches, twitching muscles, shivering or goose bumps, and diarrhea. If you should notice that, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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If taking diet pill adipex, and stop, how long before the drug clears your system? For employment drug testing.

If taking diet pill adipex, and stop, how long before the drug clears your system?  For employment drug testing.

It depends on the: Dose and the excretory function of your kidneys and metabolism rate of your liver. Based on internet articles, it may stay in your system from 3-7 days. In case you test positive for amphetamines from taking adipex, you can show your employer your dr's prescription and this should suffice and protect you from getting fired. ...Read more

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Will adipex affect a pregnancy test?

Will adipex affect a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test ok: Adipex will not affect the result of a pregnancy test. If you think that you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, you should stop all non essential meds and discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does Adipex stay in your urine?I had a urine drug screen today,6-12-14, and I took a 30mg Adipex on 6-10-14?Will I pass my drug screen?HELPme

How long does Adipex stay in your urine?I had a urine drug screen today,6-12-14, and I took a 30mg Adipex on 6-10-14?Will I pass my drug screen?HELPme

Depends on what they: are testing for. Phentermine is not an amphetamine and doesn't usually cause false positives in screening tests, and if the screening test IS positive, the confirmatory test will be negative. Although it is a prescription drug, it is not included on testing panels that I know of. Again, depends on how sophisticated the tests they are doing. Consider seeing a counselor - ? drug problem. ...Read more

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I took a half an adipex this morning at 7 am. Will I text positive for it on a urine drug screen at 6 am tomorrow? This is my first time taking this d

I took a half an adipex this morning at 7 am. Will I text positive for it on a urine drug screen at 6 am tomorrow? This is my first time taking this d

Urine drug screen: Depending upon the type of test performed (the standard 5 drug panel in the US) would NOT likely show this drug in your system. However, if the test is a more comprehensive one using GC/MS technology it might. Drink plenty of water today and tomorrow.
if it was prescribed - don't worry - take the prescription bottle with you if not you might have an issue ...Read more

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How long does adipex show up in a hair follicle test?

How long does adipex show up in a hair follicle test?

Drug Screening HAIR: It stays until the hair is cut past the length it was on the day you used it last. It does not 'dissipate' out of the hair. ...Read more

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What is the time frame for adipex to show up in a urine drug screen?

What is the time frame for adipex to show up in a urine drug screen?

Not a concern: If you're taking it regularly, then it likely will show up. So long as you are taking it under a doctor's prescription and supervision, taking it as prescribed and the side effects don't interfere with your work, you should have little to fear if it shows up on a urine drug screen. The main point of these tests is to find people abusing drugs, not taking them by prescription. ...Read more

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Can the drug adipex cause heart palpitations? If so, should I stop taking it? What should I do?

Can the drug adipex cause heart palpitations? If so, should I stop taking it? What should I do?

Adipex: Yes, Adipex may cause heart palpitations and other complaints. Do not stop taking it until you have contacted your doctor who may wish to see you back in the clinic before making changes. ...Read more

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Is adipex bad for you?

Is adipex bad for you?

Side effects?: Adipex aka phenteramine is used for short term weight loss goals due to side effects including cardiac as interactions with other med. And it's contraindicated while pregnant. Please consult your doctor further. Otherwise there are other wt loss drugs such as qysmia or belviq (lorcaserin). ...Read more

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What is adipex composed of?

What is adipex composed of?

Phentermine: Adipex is the brand name for phentermine. It's a stimulant. Watch out for: high blood pressure, fast heart rate, getting hooked on it. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i keep taking adipex?

Is it okay that i keep taking adipex?

Not forever: Medications like adipex are not meant for long term use. I think it's reasonable to set some limits - what I tell people is that they must have BMI over 30 to start the medicine then lose 5% of body weight in 8 weeks. Then I only keep them on it for 12 weeks. These meds are best used for 12 weeks then taking a break. Use those twelve weeks to get into a healthier routine. Ling term use ineffectiv ...Read more

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Can you tell me is adipex a bad option?

Can you tell me is adipex a bad option?

Discuss w your Dr.: 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. ...Read more

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Is sibutramina the same thing as adipex?

No: Adipex is a brand name for phentermine, an amphetamine that is commonly prescribed and fairly well tolerated. Sibutramina is not an amphetamine, but rather has it's appetite suppressing effects through its effects on norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. It was sold in the U.S. Under the brand name Meridia but has been taken off the market due to increased risk of cardiovascular complications. ...Read more

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How much time should it take to lose 50 pounds on adipex?

That depends on: how aggressively you work at losing the weight. Phentermine is the active ingredient in Adipex. It will help to suppress appetite but without healthy nutrition,physical activity & calories burned exceeding calories eaten there won't be progress. There are no magic pills. ...Read more

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Been on adipex for a week, have not lost one pound, what's wrong?

Been on adipex for a week, have not lost one pound, what's wrong?

Adipex: Is an appetite suppressant. It needs to be combined with both exercise and healthy, reduced calorie diet. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ;. ...Read more

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How severe is adipex withdrawal?

No withdrawal: Adipex is not addictive and there is no withdrawal when stopped. Someone who has used it for an extended time might notice increased hunger and some fatigue for a short time. Check with your doctor before changing your meds. ...Read more

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Effects of adipex on the heart?

Effects of adipex on the heart?

Palpitations: Most common heart side effects include palpitation (skipped beats or rapid heart rates). These can be both benign or malignant. If you have any history of heart disease, it is not recommended to take adipex or any other weight loss supplement. ...Read more

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What wre the effects of adipex on the heart?

What wre the effects of adipex on the heart?

Adipex side effects: Adipex can cause several side effects on heart since it is very similar to amphetamines. It can cause palpitation , fluttering in the chest, chest pain , shortness of breath, increased blood pressure and can also cause heart attack.If used in combination with phen-fen it can also cause pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more