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Doctor insights on: Tenuate Vs Adipex

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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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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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Can I take half an adipex-p in the morning and half a tenuate in the afternoon to enable me to have a full day of hunger relief without a restless pm?

Can I take half an adipex-p in the morning and half a tenuate in the afternoon to enable me to have a full day of hunger relief without a restless pm?

Seek a bariatric doc: Bariatric physicians are the ones who work regularly with patients on such medications. Personally I do not recommend using them at all, because of the risk of agitation, cardiovascular side effects, etc. If you've been prescribed these medications by a physician, you should ask him or her about this. If you've gotten the drugs without a prescription, you should not take them, period. Read more

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Where can I buy didrex, tenuate, mazanor, adipex-p, ionamin, (phentermine) bontril and merida?

"Meds": Please start on the web and learn everything you can about these products before you decide which one (s) are OK and safe!

When you have settled this go to your pharmacy and see what the total costs of these meds would be.

Very few people need all of the above without a very clear medical indication. 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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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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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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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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I want to lose weight so desperately and I think maybe adipex will jump start it, how is this?

I want to lose weight so desperately and I think maybe adipex will jump start it, how is this?

Adipex: 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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Do Tenuate 75 MG and microgestin 1/20 interact negatively? Is it okay to take both medications?

Diet pills: Tenuate is an appetite suppressant, and contains dexadrine type ingredients. Microgestin does not react adversely, but Tenuate and similar diet meds can be habit forming, and not as effective if taken over long periods of time. The most proven weight loss measure is a very low carbohydrate diet. Read more

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How long should a person take adipex before it can become harmful? Are there cases of it hurting your liver?

How long should a person take adipex before it can become harmful? Are there cases of it hurting your liver?

As short as possible: Appetite suppressant, speed'like drug. Works best for short-term use (< 3-6 wks), after that less effective, but more likely to cause dependency, risks for cardiovasc problems including high bp, valve disease, angina, pulmonary disease, etc. Can't suddenly stop it if used for a long time. Any drug metabolized by liver can cause liver problems-this can too. Read more