How ADIPEX (Phentermine) Can Help You Get the Weight-Loss Results You Desire

Prescription weight-loss medications may help you lose weight when they are combined with a weight-loss program that includes dietary and lifestyle changes. 

In fact, the combination can help you lose between 3% and 9% more of your starting body weight than trying a lifestyle program without medication.

Our weight-loss specialists at NuvidaRx Weight Loss in Tallahassee, Florida, recommend ADIPEX-P® for patients who would benefit from weight-loss medication. 

While you are on this medication, the staff here at NuvidaRx carefully monitors your progress. We also support you with resources such as lipotropic injections (fat-burning shots), hydration, and a daily exercise regimen. 

Find out how ADIPEX works and what it can offer in your journey to a healthy body weight. 

What is ADIPEX-P?

ADIPEX-P is the brand name for a prescription medication called phentermine, an FDA-approved drug for losing weight. 

ADIPEX is intended for short-term use in combination with physician-monitored exercise, lifestyle changes, and a reduced-calorie diet.

How does ADIPEX work?

ADIPEX is a psychostimulant. It suppresses your appetite by increasing the levels of neurotransmitters in your brain, such as norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. 

When these levels increase, your feelings of hunger decrease. This makes you feel hungry less often, which causes you to eat less and allows you to adhere to a low-calorie diet. 

This accelerates weight loss by reducing your urge to eat and increasing the amount of energy used by your body. It can also increase your focus.

What are the side effects of ADIPEX?

The most common side effects of ADIPEX are dry mouth and insomnia. You can help prevent these side effects by taking ADIPEX early in the day with water. You may also need to increase your water intake. 

Our team at NuvidaRx will monitor you for side effects such as depression, nervousness, anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting. More serious problems such as elevated blood pressure, dizziness, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, tremors, and chest pain can also occur. 

Am I a candidate for ADIPEX?

ADIPEX and other weight-loss medications are intended for people who are obese or have health problems related to being overweight, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. 

The medical community classifies people as being overweight or obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of your weight in relation to your height. Obesity is having a BMI of 30 or higher. People who have a BMI between 25 and 30 are classified as overweight.

After considering your BMI, medical history, and current medications, the NuvidaRx team determines whether you’re an appropriate candidate for ADIPEX.

Since ADIPEX is a stimulant, it can increase your heart rate. This drug may not be appropriate for you if you are 65 or older and have certain medical conditions such as arrhythmia, high blood pressure, heart disease, or heart valve problems. 

Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or obstructive sleep apnea can also disqualify you from taking this medication.

How long do patients take ADIPEX?

ADIPEX is typically administered long enough for you to reduce your BMI to under 30 or reach a specific goal set by your weight-loss team. Most weight loss takes place within the first six months of using the medication. 

Since ADIPEX can be addictive, it’s possible to develop a drug dependence or even stimulant use disorder with prolonged and unsupervised use of this medication. Our team carefully supervises your progress and evaluates when you should stop using the medication.

After discontinuing ADIPEX, you can resume your journey to better health with the medical weight-loss plan at NuvidaRx. Your body transformation continues with a monitored plan of diet and exercise.

Find out more about ADIPEX

Find out if ADIPEX may be what you need to accelerate your journey to a healthy weight. Schedule an appointment through the online booking system or call our office today at 850-290-7307.

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