Adipex is a stimulant that is used as an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system. Adipex is used with diet and exercise to treat obesity in those with risk factors.
Keep at room temperature and protect from heat, light and moisture.
Adipex may be habit-forming and should only be used by the person it was prescribed for. You may experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking the medication after a long period of use. It is not known whether or not Adipex will harm an unborn baby or if Adipex can pass into the breast milk and harm a nursing child. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs or if you have problems with your thyroid, an anxiety disorder, epilepsy or another seizure disorder or diabetes.
Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase the risk of developing side effects from the medication. Adipex can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you participate in anything that requires you to be awake and alert, such as driving.
Adipex should be taken exactly as your doctor prescribed it. Take Adipex with a full glass of water. Adipex is best taken on an empty stomach before breakfast, or at least 10-14 hours before bedtime. Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release capsule; swallow the pill whole. Do not stop taking Adipex without first taking to your doctor.
Do not take Adipex if you have used a MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days. Life-threatening side-effects may occur if you take Adipex before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body. Do not take Adipex with any other diet medications as it may cause a rare fatal lung disorder to develop. Do not take this medication if you are allergic to Adipex, other stimulants, or if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, an overactive thyroid, glaucoma, and an agitated state or if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Do not take Adipex in the morning as it may cause sleep problems. Do not take Adipex if you are under the age of 16.
Serious side effects may include: allergic reaction; chest pain, swelling in your ankles or feet, feeling light-headed, fainting, or feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; fast or uneven heartbeat; unusual thoughts or behavior, feeling restless
Less severe side effects can include: feeling nervous or anxious; headache, dizziness, tremors; trouble sleeping; dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth; diarrhea or constipation; or itching.