Dosages are based in accordance
with each individual’s specific weight loss needs, and it is
generally recommended to start out at the lowest effective dose
and increase from there if the desired results are not seen. The
usual adult dose is one, 37.5mg tablet or capsule, to be
administered once daily, generally in the morning. For some
people, splitting the tablet and taking two doses throughout the
day achieves better results. Adipex-p is an extended release
tablet; this means that the medication slowly releases in small
dosages throughout the day instead of in one large amount.
Taking your dosage in the morning can also help if you are
experiencing insomnia related side effects.
Adipex-p will work most efficiently in the long-term when
combined with a dietary and exercise regime. This drug has not
been approved for those under 16 years of age, and is not
recommended for extended use in adults. Chemically dependency is
a possible result with prolonged use and tolerance generally
develops after several weeks of usage.
Adipex-p is generally only prescribed when the benefits of
losing weight outweigh the possible negative side effects. These
can include lung or heart problems and has been known to cause
serious allergic and sometimes fatal allergic reactions in some
patients. The likelihood of these serious side effects are
increased when Adipex-p is combined with other weight loss
supplements. Due to the possible serious side effects that may
occur when taking this substance, it is recommended that you
continue to follow up with a healthcare provider while
continuing to take this medication. Those who are pregnant or
nursing are also not recommended to take Adipex-p as it may be
passed on in the breast milk.
This class of drug is type of stimulant, similar in chemical
makeup to an amphetamine. Therefore, you may notice that a
common side effect of usage is a jittery or antsy feeling. Other
common side effects reported include racing heartbeat and
Due to its similarities with amphetamines, Adipex-p has been
known to be abused by those seeking drugs. For this reason,
Adipex-p is not classified as a controlled substance and can
only be legally obtained with a prescription from a doctor.