What is Adipex?
Adipex is one of the popular brand names for the prescription weight loss pill “Phentermine.” Though it is classified under the amphetamine and phenethylamine family, it is not actually an amphetamine, but rather an appetite suppressant used to treat obesity. However, some serious side effects remain and therefore Adipex has never been released to the general public outside of prescription form.
The History Behind Adipex
Adipex was first approved by the FDA in 1959. In 1990, Gate Pharmaceuticals began manufacturing phentermine under the brand name Adipex-P. Since then, Adipex has gained mass popularity and has been prescribed to overweight patients with risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. However, one should keep in mind while Phentermine was actually developed in 1957, no clinical studies have actually been conducted since.
Adipex does work technically speaking. Since being approved in the 50’s by the FDA, the drug has helped many lose weight and taught obese patients improved eating habits. In fact, taking Adipex usually resulted in 10-15% more significant weight loss than achieved before. Adipex is able to eliminate fat by suppressing the patient’s appetite and increasing their energy.
Adipex actually only works for a few weeks before it suddenly stops promoting weight loss entirely. Sometimes there can be a sudden backswing of weight gain. In addition, users have often complained of allergic reactions, shortness of breath after mild exertion, swelling, chest pain, unusual thoughts or behavior, severe headaches, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, insomnia, uneven heartbeats, and even seizures.
While Adipex can work for some people, its results are extremely short lived. In some cases, Adipex can cause more harm than good. We suggest that you stay away from this drug despite the results it may claim.