what adipex 15 mg retard is use for?
adipex 15 mg retard is an Adjunctive therapy to diet, in patients with obesity and a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, who have not responded to an appropriate weight reducing regimen alone.
Note: Short-term efficacy only has been demonstrated with regard to weight reduction. No significant data on changes in morbidity or mortality are yet available.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Yellow beeswax, hydrated soybean oil, rape-seed oil, soybean lecithin, gelatin, glycerol 85%, Karion 83, ester of castor oil fatty acid with ethoxylated glycerin (Cremophor EL), titanium dioxide E171, sunset yellow E110, quinoline yellow E104, ethyl vanillin and p-methoxy-acetophenon.
Why is Adipex 15 mg retard prescribed?
Adipex 15 mg retard is used to reduce body weight in obese or overweight patients. Often it prescribed in a regimen of weight reduction based on exercise, behavioral modification, and caloric restriction in the management of exogenous obesity for obese or overweight patients with the presence of other risk factors. Adipex retard works by directly affecting the area of the brain that controls your appetite making you feel less hungry.
Dosage / Direction for Use:
Evening dosing should be avoided, as this agent may induce nervousness and insomnia.
Dosage: As a rule, 1 capsule daily. In exceptional cases the dose may be increased to 2 capsules daily.
Hypersensitivity to the active ingredient or other sympathomimetic amines; pulmonary artery hypertension; severe arterial hypertension; current or past medical history of cardiovascular or cerebro-vascular diseases; hyperthyreosis, pheochromocytoma, glaucoma, prostatic adenoma, renal insufficiency; current or past medical history of psychiatric disorders, including anorexia nervosa and depression; propensity towards drug abuse, known alcoholism; children below 12 years and elderly patients.
Combination drug therapy with any other centrally acting anorectic agent is contraindicated due to the increased risk of potentially fatal pulmonary artery hypertension.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation:
Concomitant use of inhalation anesthetics may lead to cardiac arrhythmias.
Phentermine drug interactions
The following drugs can interact with Adipex retard :
- Dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, furazolidone, or inhibitors of MAO (eg., phenelzine) because the risk of serious side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure, low pulse, elevated temperature or fatal lung problems.
- Inhibitors of serotonin reuptake (such as fluoxetine).
- Guanadrel or guanethidine because their effectiveness may be decreased by phentermine.