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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

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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 phentermine a kind of narcotic?

Is phentermine a kind of narcotic?

No: No. It's a sympathomimetic, but the exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...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 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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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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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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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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Is the diet pill adipex effective?

Is the diet pill adipex effective?

Appetite suppressant: All of them are intended for short term use; all are "speed" like drugs, with potential for becoming habit=forming, if not addictive. All tend to become less effective with continued use. ...Read more

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Is there a lot of bloating with adipex?

Is there a lot of bloating with adipex?

No: I have not encountered with low dose adipex. Please check with your md for a evaluation. ...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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What can I take with adipex to help me sleep?

What can I take with adipex to help me sleep?

First try: Melatonin over the counter. You can take quite a bit. The spray actually works best but is harder to find. Try relaxing in a. Dark cool room, no reading or tv or computer or phone. If that does not work talk with your doc. Melatonin dose can go up to 15-20 mg without problem if you need to! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take adipex while taking zpack?

Is it okay to take adipex while taking zpack?

Adipex & Zpack: These are ok to take together according to the drug intereactions checker provided by epocrates.Com. There are no listed adverse drug interactions. ...Read more

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Can i take adipex and celexa (citalopram) together?

Adipex and celexa (citalopram): You should ask a pharmacist to be absolutely sure. That being said, according to the packaging insert for adipex (phentermine), there are many drugs listed that should not be taken with it, but Celexa (citalopram) (an ssri) is not listed as one of them. So it should be safe. But again, check with a pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can you take adipex and celexa (citalopram) together?

Can you take adipex and celexa (citalopram) together?

Adipex-P + Celexa (citalopram): You should avoid this combo if you can. Ssris such as Celexa (citalopram) may potentiate the pharmacologic response to sympathomimetic drugs such as Adipex-P (phentermine). You may experience jitteriness, racing thoughts, stomach cramps, dry eyes, palpitations, tremors, and restlessness. There is also a risk of potentially serious condition known as serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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Can i take Effexor (venlafaxine) and adipex together?

Can i take Effexor (venlafaxine) and adipex together?

Not recommended: Adipex is no longer marketed in the usa. It increases release of norepinephrine and Dopamine from their terminals and inhibits their reuptake. Effexor (venlafaxine) inhbits reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. Combining the 2 could cause confusion, increased blood pressure or heart rate, loss of coordination, restlessness, sweating, tremor, vomiting, and other serious side effects. Please don't. ...Read more

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Can i take adipex and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can i take adipex and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes..: As long as they have been prescribed by your doctor you can take them together. No interactions between the two found. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and adipex?

What is the difference between Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and adipex?

Different molecules: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an amphetamine and is a pro-drug meaning it is not active until it enters the blood stream. Adipex is a sympathomimetic amine much like pseudoephedrine. Generally amphetamines are much more potent drugs than the sympathomimetcs, but both can cause serious side-effects. ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more