Adipex-P is a brand name version for generic phentermine medicine useful in treating obesity along with proper diet and exercise routine. It is an oral medication for short-term use up to a few weeks. Adipex-P is a central nervous system stimulant and an appetite suppressant. Phentermine, the active ingredient of Adipex pills, got approval for medical use in 1959 in the United States. It is available for the brand and generic formulations. Adipex-P is one of the most prescribed medications of its kind, with more than 2 million prescriptions every year.
Uses of Adipex-P
Adipex-P is helpful for a short time period to promote weight loss when calorie reduction and exercise are not sufficient, and additionally, with exercise and low-calorie diet.
The FDA approves Adipex-P for up to 12 weeks use, while the most weight loss occurs within the first two weeks. However, weight loss continues through the sixth month and continues at a reduced rate through the ninth month.
Adipex-P is not for use in patients with a history of drug abuse, allergic reactions to sympathomimetic amine drugs, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy, or taking an MAO inhibitor.