The initial symptoms of an Adipex overdose may include rapid breathing, nausea or vomiting, shakiness, and high or low blood pressure. After the initial stimulatory reaction, people often develop extreme fatigue when they take too much Adipex. Overdose treatment may involve "pumping the stomach," certain medications, or supportive care.
An Overview of Adipex Overdose
Adipex-P® (phentermine) is a weight-loss medication. It is available by prescription only. Adipex-P overdose effects can be dangerous and will vary depending on a number of factors, including the Adipex-P dosage and whether it is taken with any other medicines, food, alcoholic beverages, or street drugs.
If you happen to overdose on Adipex-P, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of an Adipex Overdose
Initially, an Adipex-P overdose typically causes symptoms (due to its action as a stimulant), such as:
- Shakiness (tremor)
- Rapid breathing
- Violent behavior
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea and cramps
- Loss of life.
After the initial stimulatory reaction, people often develop extreme fatigue.
Treatment for an Adipex Overdose
The treatment for an Adipex-P overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For instance, medications may be necessary to decrease the heart rate and blood pressure.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Adipex-P.