What precautions should be taken before using Adipex diet pills?

Inform your Doctor of the following:

  • If you are allergic to phentermine or any other medications.
  • All other medications you are currently taking (prescription and non-prescription)
  • If you have ever suffered from a heart condition, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, overactive thyroid, diabetes, glaucoma or have a history of drug abuse.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking Adipex, tell your doctor.
  • If you are subject to agitated states.

It is very important to take precautions before taking Adipex, or any other phentermine diet pill, as it can lead to health problems if not identified beforehand.

For instance, Adipex can increase your heart rate and blood pressure, which can be very harmful, especially if you already have a high heart rate and blood pressure.

In the past, doctors were recommending a drug “cocktail”, where they mixed phentermine diet pills, such as Adipex, with another medication called fenfluramine, a very effective anorectic drug. This drug combination was known under the name Phen-Fen.

The combination was extremely effective in helping people lose weight very fast, but it also proved harmful for some people who took it. The main side effects were problems with the heart and lungs, including primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). Fenfluramine was finally taken out of the market in 1997, while Adipex continues to be authorized solely upon prescription.

People taking Adipex should avoid the following, and in any case tell their prescribing doctor about it:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Being pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Having a condition of overactive thyroid
  • Having a past history of dependency on drugs or alcohol

What’s more, a certain number of points should be discussed with your prescribing doctor before taking Adipex:

  • List all medications you are currently under to make sure that none interact badly with Adipex
  • Go over the duration of the prescription with your doctor. Be aware that Adipex cannot be taken for long periods of time.
  • For those with diabetes, your insulin intake may need to be adjusted when taking Adipex
  • Ensure your doctor has done a general check-up to make sure obesity isn’t the result of a health problem
  • Immediately tell your doctor if you are severely nervous/agitated
  • Warn your doctor of any glaucoma condition
  • Tell your doctor if you have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days

The precautions listed above are the most general and common precautions to be aware of when taking generic Adipex, however they are not the only ones. There may and most likely are many other less common precautions to take before starting generic Adipex diet pills, which is why it is so important to consult your doctor before taking them, or any other medication.