Adipex Prescription Information

Adipex Prescription

Adipex is typically prescribed for short-term assistance with weight loss in obese patients with a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30. Some patients with a lower BMI may be considered candidates for this medication if they are at high risk of developing weight-related health conditions.

Not all patients with a BMI higher than 30 are eligible to take Adipex due to contradictions with existing health conditions or medications being taken. Patients with advanced arteriosclerosis, heart disease, moderate hypertension, hyperthyroidism or glaucoma or who have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) within the last 14 days should not be prescribed Adipex. As well, patients with a history of drug abuse should not be administered Adipex due to the risk of addiction.

Adipex is prescribed in both tablet and capsule form and each contains 37.5mg phentermine hydrochloride. Tablets are scored in the middle to make half dosing easier. Patients should follow dosing directions provided by their doctors and never increase dosages on their own.

After a few weeks of use, the effectiveness of Adipex will begin to decrease. At this point patients should discuss further treatment and support options with their doctors so that they may continue to lose weight. Patients should not increase the dosage of Adipex when the effects begin to decline as this can lead to serious side effects, withdrawal and addiction.