Adipex Retard (Phentermine) 100 capsules
Adipex is used together with diet and exercise to take care of fatness (overweight) in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Adipex may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Taking high doses of Adipex over long periods of time can cause severe skin problems, sleep problems (insomnia), personality changes, and feeling hyperactive or irritable. Take this medicine with a full glass of water. It is best to take Adipex on an empty stomach before breakfast, or at least 10 to 14 hours before bedtime.
Adipex should be taken only for a short time, such as a few weeks. Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release capsule. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Adipex after using it over a long period of time. Do not stop using this medication suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely. Do not take Adipex in the evening because it may cause sleep problems (insomnia). Stop taking Adipex if you have increased hunger or if you otherwise think the medication is not working properly. Do not take more Adipex for an increased effect. Taking too much of this medication can cause serious, life-threatening side effects.
Adipex may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this medicine.
Adipex is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription. Store Adipex at room temperature away from moisture and heat.