Adipex-P is a prescription medicine similar to amphetamine.Phenterminestimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite.
Adipex-P is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity, especially in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
Do not use Adipex-P if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
You should not use Adipex-P if you have a history of heart disease (coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems, or congestive heart failure), previous stroke, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure overactive thyroid, glaucoma, extreme agitation or nervousness, a history of drug abuse, or if you take other diet pills.
Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine, or if you have received a methylene blue injection. A dangerous drug interaction could occur.
Rare cases of a condition called pulmonary hypertension as well as heart valve disease have been reported in patients taking Adipex-P. Stop Adipex-P immediately if you develop difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, feelings of lightheadedness like you might faint, swelling in your legs, chest pain, or fast heartbeat.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Adipex-P if you are allergic to phentermine, or if you have:
a history of heart disease (coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems, congestive heart failure, stroke);