Phentermine is the generic form of the Adipex. Adipex is the very popular brand name drug meant for weight loss. So it is not right to use phentermine Adipex as one word. When it comes to chronic weight management programs and in the treatment of obesity Adipex is very helpful. Phentermine hydrochloride is the proper name for phentermine. There is a class of therapeutic drugs called anorexiants and phentermine belongs to this class. These are best appetite suppressants. It is also classified into pharmacologic sympathomimetic amine group because of its effectiveness on central nervous system.
There is difference between Adipex-P/phentermine. Adipex is available in tablet and capsule forms. Whereas phentermine hydrochloride topiramate is available in extended released topiramate and even in capsule forms.
From dissolvable 15 mg tablet and 37.5 mg capsules and tablets are available under Aipex brand name. When it comes to treating exogenous obesity, both Adipex and phentermine is considered as short term adjunct. 50 mg of phentermine Adipex is an appetite suppressant. So this is very popular and mostly prescribed by almost all obesity specialist, physicians and bariatric specialists for people who are under the treatment of obesity and severe overweight. Using the body mass index value one can decide the individual is obese or normal.
When an individual is considered obese of the weight is 30 kg per square meter. To be declared as severe overweight the weight should be 27 kg per square meter and there are weight related co-morbility factors.
To aid weight loss, one should reduce the calorie intake and suppress the appetite. Supplements like phentermine can also be used but these pills are available only through prescription. Since it is classified into schedule IV controlled drug group it is a prescription only drug.
How to take Adipex
The dosage of this medicine mainly depends on the particular persons approach to decrease the weight and his ability in managing the weight. This is considered to be a good appetite suppressant and also affects the central nervous system. Only thing is that this should be consumed along with proper exercise and regular diet.
Phentermine is a controlled product. So it is not possible to purchase the drug without a prescription even by online or over the counter.
This weight loss drug can be used only under the careful instruction of a physician and a bariatric specialist.
There will be some risk of use which are experienced by these weight loss drugs that is the reason they are controlled drugs and available only through prescription. Everyone may not experience interactions, side effects and adverse reactions of these drugs. But efficacy and safety of these drugs should be discussed with doctor before using them. Insomnia is the most common side effect of found after using Adipex. It is better to take this pill at breakfast time.
Other common side effects of the drug include hyper stimulation, headache, euphoria, dysphoria and dizziness. Gastrointestinal system and cardiovascular system is affected by these drugs.
The question whether phentermine or Adipex is addictive or not is yet to be answered correctly. There is lot of arguments when it comes to its addictiveness.