Who Can Take Adipex Diet Pills for Weight Loss

FDA approved Adipex diet pills; phentermine appetite suppressants for weight reduction in obese patients; available with medical prescription only – here are some useful facts:

Phentermine is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies under different brands such as Fastin (which has been removed from legal distribution in the US). Phentermine may also be called Ionamin (also restricted is some regions), but is available with a doctor’s prescription for certain patients. Phentermine is the active ingredient in Adipex-P. Another related pill for weight loss is called Fen-Phen, a blend of two active ingredients fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine, but due to serious heart related side effects has been taken off the market. Adipex diet pills, which are essentially phentermine, remain available to obese patients who are under medical supervision, despite few studies having been conducted since the late 1950’s. Phentermine (which includes Adipex diet pills) is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration although it’s classified as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.

Brand Names of Weight Loss Pills that Contain Phentermine

Weight loss pills that contain phentermine are sold under dozens of brand names but are essentially similar. The Adipex FDA approved diet pills sold in the United States are called Adipex P. Some of the brands sold around the world are as follows: Adiphene, Anoxine, Duromine, Metermine, Mirapront, Obephen, Obermine, Obestin-30, Phentremene, Phentrol, Phenterex, Phentromin, Pro-Fast SA, Qnexa, Redusa, Panbesy, Phentermine Trenker, Obenix, Oby-Trim, Teramine, Zantryl, Sinpet (MX), Supremin, Umine, Weltmine. (thanks to Wikipedia for the list)

Who Can Take Adipex?

Adipex is for obese patients who are under the supervision of medical professionals. It should only be prescribed to patients who, due to severe weight gain, may at risk for other serious health conditions. This is not an over-the-counter diet pill, and it should not be prescribed to patients who can lose weight through dietary changes and/or exercise.

How Adipex Diet Pills Help Weight Loss

Adipex diet pills are appetite suppressants, however there are two effects produced by the active ingredient phentermine – one is to send a chemical to the brain that makes a patients not have the impulse to eat because they don’t feel hungry. The second is that it stimulates the body to produces adrenaline / epinephrine which can eliminate, or break-up, unwanted fatty deposits in the body. The main effect of Adipex diet pills are to suppress appetite. The feeling of satisfaction is a result of the body producing more dopamine / serotonin. Dopamine is the chemical that sends information, or controls the messaging system, from the brain to the rest of the body. It’s also the chemical that produces feelings of pleasure / satisfaction. Therefore the pill induces production of chemicals that the brain transmits, signaling the body to require less food while still feeling content. But… Adipex diet pills only work short-term. For some reason, after a few weeks (about twelve), the signaling system ceases to work. This is why the use of Adipex must be accompanied by efforts to alter dietary habits and begin exercise programs. The goal is that, by the time the pill is no longer effective, the patient has a dietary plan in place and an exercise routine, so it’s easier to continue without the help of the supplement.

Are Adipex Pills A Safe Means of Fast weight Loss?

The list of possible side effects that taking Adipex diet pills may cause is staggering. In short, the active ingredient, phentermine, in Adipex is not recommended for patients with heart conditions, high blood pressure or for individuals with a history of drug dependency. Some side effects are: increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, addiction to the drug, and in some cases nervousness, irritability, insomnia, dizziness, impaired vision, headaches, intensified phobias and a tendency toward psychosis.

Adipex isn’t prescribed to anyone suffering from glaucoma, heart disease, high cholesterol, thyroid problems, diabetes or patients prone to nervousness. It should not be taken by pregnant / lactating women or used in conjunction with prescription medications (and non-prescription medicines like antacids) or mixed with herbal remedies.

So, are Adipex pills safe? It’s somewhat like asking if open heart surgery is safe. For some it may be a lifesaver! The bottom line is this: if a patient is obese and is at high risk for other diseases, Adipex may be recommended to help stop overeating and begin changing destructive habits. Since it isn’t available over-the-counter, and should never be taken without medical supervision, it’s not entirely “safe”, nevertheless, it may serve a purpose in certain individuals.

Substitutes and Imitations

There are diet pills like Phentramin-d, which are sold without a prescription. They are not phentermine pills but rather methylhexaneamine (dimethylamylamine) which hasn’t been studied thoroughly. It’s considered stimulant and is used for recreational purposes in some countries. It shouldn’t be taken by professional athletes as it will appear in drug tests and may disqualify participation. As a weight loss system, methylhexaneamine pills mimic the prescription Adipex diet pills and offer similar risks / side effects and benefits. Taking non-prescription phentermine substitutes for weight loss are not recommend without consulting a physician because similar side effects, as listed above, are possible with methylhexaneamine pills. No one with heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid conditions or glaucoma should take phentermine or appetite suppressant pills with similar chemical compositions.

To get natural fast weight loss tips that actually work, and to understand why a cleanse diet is more important than pills or supplements, and to learn how to use a juice diet to restore health, energy and reduce fat / cellulite, please consult related posts. We offer beauty, health and cosmetic surgery suggestions for everyone who wants to look and feel their best!

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