There are a variety of different side effects of Adipex that you need to keep in mind while you make a decision about whether or not to take this medication. Your decision needs to be made in consultation with your physician, and should be based not on unrealistic expectations of weight loss, but instead on an evaluation of the medication’s risks and benefits.
Common Side Effects of Adipex
The short-term side effects of Adipex include dizziness, insomnia, vomiting, digestive complications (diarrhea and constipation), and dry mouth that has been described as occasionally severe. Some users have found that dry mouth is so serious that their throat has been numb. These are the normal side effects that many users experience.
There are also other rare side effects that can include uncontrolled involuntary muscle movement, as well as sexual side effects. All of these must be taken into account when you are deciding whether or not obtaining a prescription for it is right for you.
Serious Side Effects of Adipex
There are also other more serious side effects that many users of this drug experience. The more serious side effects can include psychological effects. These effects can include hallucination, rapid mood swings, anger, and nervousness. There are also potential cardiovascular side effects that can include irregular heartbeat, increased heartbeat, and occasionally more serious complications that can occur when taking this product. These problems can include pulmonary hypertension and issues with heart valves. The now-discontinued combination drug Fen-Phen - which contained fenfluramine along with Phentermine (the active ingredient in Adipex) - caused serious heart valve problems in a substantial number of users. The heart problems occur most often in people who do not follow the proper instructions when taking the medication. This is especially true for people who either exceed the recommended dosage or who take the medication for a longer period of time than they are instructed to do.
Allergies and Complications
You cannot take this medication if you have an allergy to either this medication or other medications that are similar, because doing so can cause potentially serious complications.
There are numerous signs of complications that Adipex users should look for while taking this medication so that they can notify their physician if they experience them. These side effects can include rash, dizziness (particularly if it is serious or it persists for a long time), and respiratory problems (including difficulty while breathing). These can be signs of side effects that are potentially very serious, and you should notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of them. These can be signs either of severe complications or a drug allergy, and in either case you may be forced to discontinue use of the drug after consulting with your doctor.
Consider the Risks
One final thing to remember about the side effects of Adipex is the effect that they can have on your exercise program. If you are dizzy, lightheaded, or suffering from serious dry mouth it is going to be difficult for you to be able to complete the exercise program that you arranged with your doctor when you started taking it. Therefore, it is important to take into account not only the seriousness of the side effects but also their effects on both your daily life and on your exercise program. This medication is approved as part of a program of diet and exercise and is not meant to be taken as a standalone weight loss solution. Therefore, if the side effects interfere with your existing exercise program it may be counterproductive for you to take this medication.