Although most people tolerate Adipex-P® (phentermine) well, it is not free of risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about possible dangers with Adipex that may apply to you.
For instance, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking (including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements) before starting treatment with Adipex. Dangers of this medication include potential side effects.
Some of the most common side effects include:
Although side effects of Adipex tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated, there are some serious side effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as hallucinations, a fast heart rate, or difficulty breathing.
Other Adipex warnings apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies. In addition, you may not be able to take this drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetes, or heart problems.
(Click Adipex Side Effects and Adipex Warnings and Precautions for more information on potential Adipex dangers to be aware of before starting treatment. These articles also explain what to tell your healthcare provider before using the medicine and who may not be able to safely use it.)