Adipex-P (Phentermine) for Obesity | MyObesityTeam

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Adipex-P is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Adipex-P may be prescribed for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. Adults with a BMI of 27 or greater may be considered candidates for Adipex-P if they have at least one weight-related medical condition. Adipex-P is also referred to by its drug name, Phentermine.

Adipex-P is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant. It is believed that Adipex-P works by reducing the perception of hunger.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Adipex-P should be taken once daily.

Adipex-P comes in tablet and capsule forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Adipex-P lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, restlessness, insomnia, dry mouth, hives, bad taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, and changes in sexual interest or ability.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Adipex-P include increased blood pressure, valvular heart disease, and the development of dependence.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to Phentermine during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Adipex-P – RxList

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