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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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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 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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Is sibutramina the same thing as adipex?

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 severe is adipex withdrawal?

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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Can I take adipex with synthriod?

Can I take adipex with synthriod?

No interaction: There is no known interaction between the two medicine. Synthroid (thyroxine) in appropriate/regulated dose is very safe--generally a lifetime medication. Adipex should not be used for prolonged period of time.
Any additional questions/concerns, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix adipex with lialda?

No: No apparent interaction on my computer program. Always double check with pharmacist. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking adipex?

What are the risks of taking adipex?

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. ...Read more

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When I take adipex will I lose weight?

When I take adipex will I lose weight?

That depends on you!: The amount of weight you lose with phentermine is variable depending of things like your calorie intake, level of obesity, gender, activity level, dosage, etc. According to a Livestrong article entitled “The Average Monthly Weight Loss Using Phentermine” a woman might lose 3 to 6 pounds per month and a man might lose 5 to 8 pounds per month when using a low-calorie diet in addition to Phentermine ...Read more

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Is it safe to take adipex and acaipure together?

Is it safe to take adipex and acaipure together?

Tricky question: Adipex does have some drug-drug-interactions, but you are asking about an herbal (?) product. It is possible for drug-food-herbal interactions, perhaps the physician who put you on adipex or will put you an this should take the time to answer this for you. Until then be careful with taking any over-the-counter product with any prescription medication. ...Read more

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What other diet meds are as effective as adipex?

What other diet meds are as effective as adipex?

Wishful thinking: Hi
over the long haul of bariatric meds, Phentermine (generic of adipex) still sems to work the best in my opinion. But, and a big but--no pun intended. I believe only a physician who specializes in weight loss and has taken special medical education re: weight loss meds should be prescribing for these meds. I do wish more meds would be appoved by the fda. I have lots to say about lack of wt med. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the effects of snorting adipex?

Doctors, what are the effects of snorting adipex?

Anecdotal: My understanding is that it may cause anxiety, high blood pressure and rapid heart rate. It is NOT recommended. Don't endanger your health. ...Read more

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What happens if I take adipex will I lose weight?

What happens if I take adipex will I lose weight?

Weight loss: Studies show average weight loss of approximately 8% of body weight. medication works primarily thru appetite suppression. Common side effects are insomnia, anxiety, increased heart rate, lower appetite, dry mouth and upset stomach. best to start with a low dose to establish how well its tolerated. I believe it to be relatively effective for brief use - 8-12 week range. Over time tolerance develop ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I take adipex will I lose weight?

Can you tell me if I take adipex will I lose weight?

Possibly: The amount of weight you lose with phentermine is variable depending of things like your calorie intake, level of obesity, gender, activity level, dosage, etc. According to a Livestrong article entitled “The Average Monthly Weight Loss Using Phentermine” a woman might lose 3 to 6 pounds per month and a man might lose 5 to 8 pounds per month when using a low-calorie diet in addition to Phentermine ...Read more

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What is the difference between adipex and ionamine?

What is the difference between adipex and ionamine?

No difference: Both are basically adrenaline or amphetamine type drugs. Both are basically the same: just different manufacturers. Can help lose about 5-10 pounds. Must be prescribed and monitored for changes in blood pressure or pulse rate. Can take for about 3 months. Must be combined with healthy eating. Lots of veggies, fruits, protein, and some grains. ...Read more

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Is there a good over-the-counter alternative to adipex?

Not exactly: There are no effective over-the -counter appetite suppressant, orlistat (alli) can be helpful in weight loss by cutting down on the fat you absorb, but it is essential to follow a low fat diet. ...Read more

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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

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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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I was thinking about starting adipex, I am about 60-70 pounds overweight. Is this safe?

I was thinking about starting adipex, I am about 60-70 pounds overweight. Is this safe?

No Pills for Wt Loss: There are no pills that bring anyone true and lasting weight loss. The right way to lose weight is life style...Changing your diet, calories and exercise.... ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to take an adderral 20mg the same day as taking an adipex 37.5mg?

Would it be recommended to to take an adderral 20mg the same day as taking an adipex 37.5mg?

Be careful.: If you're taking the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) regularly & it's a safe &effective dose, you might tolerate the adipex, but not necessarily so. Both are stimulants. Significant negative effects would not be surprising. Further, I question the usefulness of phentiramine at all. It doesn't have sustained wgt-loss effect. & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) itself helps limit wgt gain. Consider a more all-day Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) regimen + diet/fitness. ...Read more

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How long does adipex stay in your system to where the side effects will start to decrease thru out the day.

How long does adipex stay in your system to where the side effects will start to decrease thru out the day.

Phentermine: Adipex has a half life of about 24 hours. It takes five half-lives to hit "steady state", and the same time to clear the medication. That means about three days. Many patients develop a tolerance quickly and the side effects - and effectiveness- where's off. On average in about two months. Many people get insomnia and dry mouth taking adipex. Those should where off before tolerance develops ...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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Will I be aloud to take the abortion pills if I've taken adipex within the last 24hrs of recieving the pills?

Will I be aloud to take the abortion pills if I've taken adipex within the last 24hrs of recieving the pills?

Doctors prescription: Adipex does not exclude someone from being a candidate for a medical termination of pregnancy. You will need to discuss the instructions for use with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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In arkansas is there a limit of refills on adipex?? Because my pharmisist would not put my refills on my bottle?

In arkansas is there a limit of refills on adipex?? Because my pharmisist would not put my refills on my bottle?

Yes: Adipex is a controlled medicine, so restricted more than some other medicines judged to have less risk of addiction or abuse. You will need to see your doctor to get more. The rules for these medicines are different state by state, but restricted in all states. ...Read more

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I was prescribed adipex and it only suppressed my appitite for the first week and didn't give me energy. Why doesn't it work for me?

I was prescribed adipex and it only suppressed my appitite for the first week and didn't give me energy. Why doesn't it work for me?

Tolerance: You built up tolerance to the drug. If you want to reduce your appetite without drugs, cut out all sugars, reduce carbohydrates significantly and make sure to eat a generous portion of meat or fish or poultry or eggs or cheese at each meal. This type of diet will help your metabolism to stabilize your blood sugar and keep appetite under control. ...Read more

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I've been on Adipex 37.5 for over a month, now noticing I can't keep an erection, and very little sensation. If I stop Adipex will it return to normal?

I've been on Adipex 37.5 for over a month, now noticing I can't keep an erection, and very little sensation. If I stop Adipex will it return to normal?

Try stopping med: Any drug can have any side effect and each person is a little bit different. I have never seen this particular side effect with Adipex (Phentermine), but that doesn't mean it is not the cause. I would stop the medication and see if there is any improvement. Discuss alternative medications with the prescribing doctor...as well as possible treatment of the erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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I started taking adipex about 5 days ago and started having erection problems, very soft and not as easil if at all will they stop if I discontinue use?

I started taking adipex about 5 days ago and started having erection problems, very soft and not as easil if at all will they stop if I discontinue use?

Yes, if...: The only & best way to identify if what you may feel something wrong after taking a new drug is personal repetitive experience. Besides, honor the fact: Behind what we know always hides a lot of what we still don't know; likewise, more postmarket drug side effects may emerge. So, stop it and see. Of course, practice healthy lifestyle without obsession as foundation of healthcare & key to longevity. ...Read more

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Is adipex a kind of narcotic?

Is adipex a kind of narcotic?

No.: Adipex (phentermine) is an appetite suppressant typically prescribed to help patients lose weight. It is in the class of drugs called stimulants. It is not a narcotic. ...Read more