While its always recommended to try dieting, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to lose weight, diet pills may be a good option for helping you see quick results especially if you are having trouble taking off the weight.
One such option that is available is Adipex.
What is Adipex?
Adipex is one of the major brand names of the generic drug phentermine hydrochloride, a diet pill manufactured by Teva pharmaceuticals. Adipex / Phentermine works as an appetite suppressant drug, with a similar mechanism of action to amphetamine. It is available in a dosage of 37.5 mg.
Adipex's generic drug Phentermine has been around since 1959. It was put forth as an alternative to plain amphetamine, which had been around since the 30s, but was causing some serious side effects. More specifically, it was triggering addictions, major hypertension, and even killing some people. So, the FDA approved phentermine as an appetite suppressant alternative.
Adipex 37.5 works in a similar way to amphetamine, but the side effects are not as pronounced.
While researching, I remembered a product called Fen-phen that was recalled in the late 90s for causing damage to the heart valves. The reader may be worried that this is the same product, however this was a drug combination of phentermine and another compound called fenfluramine. The recall was due to fenfluramine causing damage to the valves of the heart, and was not related to the use of phentermine. Adipex 37.5 won't cause these issues if taken as prescribed by your doctor. That said, taking Adipex 37.5 mg means that you are taking a stimulant, and its important to understand what that means.
Adipex 37.5 is part of a family of drugs known as "substituted amphetamines", meaning that they are drugs that are similar to the original amphetamine compound. For the really curious, they do this by starting with the core elements that make up amphetamine, and replace certain parts of the molecule with new elements, resulting in a molecule that is close to the same structure as the original drug.
Stimulant-type drugs such as Adipex 37.5 and other similar diet pills all work primarily by causing the brain to release a neurotransmitter known as norepinephrine. Norepinephrine also goes by the name Noradrenaline. Take note of the word "adrenaline" in this context. Yes, is exactly what think it is. Those of you who haven't tried a stimulant before might now have a good idea as to what it is like to take one.
When you take your prescription of Adipex 37.5, what you are doing is telling your body to go into a high-energy, high-alert state, and it gets you ready to ACT. That means the body gears up for movement and attention, and shuts down your appetite. This is why these sorts of drugs are used as an aid to weight loss, as it gives your body a direct signal to start being active, and stop taking in calories.
Now, that isn't to say that taking a diet pill is going to send you climbing up the walls, either. The normal dosage of Adipex 37.5 mg, is going to be enough to produce noticeable results but not enough to put you into a panic. Remember though, that Adipex 37.5 should really only be taken for a relatively short period of time.
Another bonus to using these sorts of drugs is that the norephinephrine will also cause the body to start burning fat cells for energy.
Should I try it?
Adipex 37.5 is often used in serious cases of obesity, where patients are highly at risk for heart disease and other serious complications, and who have had difficulty responding to typical dieting and lifestyle changes.
This is key to deciding if you should use a diet pill. You should not be making it the main method for weight loss. Adipex 37.5 mg will cause some extra strain on the body, which is part of why it works, and you need to be able to keep up with a healthy diet and exercise plan. If you can do this, Adipex 37.5 mg is a good choice. If you happen to be someone who expects the pill to do all the work for you, you may be disappointed when you need to stop taking Adipex and all of the weight comes back. The best way to use Adipex 37.5 mg is as a sort of "boost" to kick off your dieting plan and get you moving toward a healthier lifestyle.
Another issue that absolutely must be considered is your heart's health. This is definitely not something to take if you already have a heart condition. Stimulants will put strain on your heart, increasing the chances of having a heart attack. Adipex 37.5 mg is not as rough on the body as other drugs, but it does take a toll. This is why Adipex is prescription-only.
Anxiety can be a factor to consider as well. If you have an anxiety problem, taking something like Adipex 37.5 could trigger it. That said, this is not nearly as much of an issue as a heart condition. If you are careful to make sure you are still eating healthy and getting plenty of rest while taking Adipex 37.5 mg, then you should be fine.
Taking Adipex 37.5 mg is a good choice if you need to start losing weight fast. Adipex is a classic diet pill, no more and no less. It will likely give you quick results, but you should not expect to use it for more than two or three months.