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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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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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Will suddently stopping phentermine have drug withdrawal effects?

Will suddently stopping phentermine have drug withdrawal effects?

Never heard of WD: Phentermine has some properties similar to amphetamines, but it is not an amphetamine.If you abruptly stop Phentermine most patients might be more hungry for 24-48 hrs. Then return to regular appetite.There has never been a report of physical addiction.Emotionally, regaining wt w/o the med use could cause emotional stress.I have found that with monitoring pts. They can take the med for maintenance. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking phentermine (37.5 mg) for 4+ months? What are the expected withdrawal symptoms when the med. Is stopped?

See below: When used as directed, there should be no withdrawal. Any tendency got high blood pressure is offset by weight loss but some people feel racy our agitated. ...Read more

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What side-effects are normal when you've run out of Adipex prescribed for severe depression?

What side-effects are normal when you've run out of Adipex prescribed for severe depression?

See psychiatrist!: You have not given the complete history.Adipex is not a primary med. for depression.What other anti depressants are you on? ...Read more

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40 year-old white woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy since childhood, plus migraines, still searching for an effective treatment.....?

40 year-old white woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy since childhood, plus migraines, still searching for an effective treatment.....?

Please repost: Please repost your question with an explanation of what you mean by "effective" treatment. What is "ineffective" about the current treatment regimen? Bearing in mind that both conditions are hereditary (though the genetics are complex) and the only REALLY effective treatment is to make a better choice of parents. ...Read more

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Can I take adipex with synthriod ?

Can I take adipex with synthriod
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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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