Adipex is a prescription weight loss medicine that is approved for short-term use only. It is available in tablet and capsule form, and is usually taken once a day. The medication works by suppressing the appetite and possibly increasing metabolism. Although most people have no problems with Adipex, side effects can include dry mouth, insomnia, and headaches.
What Is Adipex?
Adipex-P® (phentermine) is a weight loss medication that is available by prescription. It is approved for short-term use only. Although the official name of this product is "Adipex-P" (the P stands for phentermine), many people refer to this drug as simply "Adipex."
Side Effects of Adipex
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Adipex-P. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of the drug include but are not limited to:
- Dry mouth (see Adipex and Dry Mouth)
- Insomnia (see Adipex and Insomnia)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Sexual problems (see Adipex Sexual Side Effects).
(Click Adipex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)