When it comes to phentermine brands, Adipex is probably the most commonly known. But what exactly is Adipex and how is it different to phentermine as a generic weight loss medication, and to other phentermine brands such as Suprenza and Duromine? Here we explain all you need to know about Adipex so that you are informed and up to date about this medication, its effects, and the results you can expect from your Adipex prescription.
What Is Adipex?
Adipex, officially known as Adipex-P, is a brand of the generic weight loss medication phentermine. Adipex is made by GATE Pharmaceuticals – now part of Teva Pharmaceuticals, the world leader in generic drugs – who have been marketing the diet pill since 1990. Like generic phentermine and other phentermine brands and combinations, Adipex is an effective weight loss medication which works by suppressing appetite and boosting energy levels, increasing the likeliness of weight loss by encouraging you to eat a healthier diet, and to incorporate more activity into your daily routine.
How Is Adipex Prescribed?
Before prescribing Adipex, your doctor will perform a full health check and discuss any precautions with you to make sure that Adipex is suitable in your individual case. As with all brands of phentermine, Adipex is prescribed for the short-term treatment of obesity, and is usually prescribed for a period of 12 weeks, after which time it is recommended that you take a break in order to avoid potential Adipex addiction and the subsequent withdrawal symptoms that follow. You may be prescribed Adipex for a further 12 weeks, but this depends on your individual case and the recommendation of your doctor.
Adipex is available as both tablets and capsules; you can see images of Adipex tablets and capsules here. Adipex tablets come in the form of white tablets with blue speckles, and it is thought that manufacturers such as Actavis Pharmaceuticals and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals copied this widely recognized design for their phentermine tablets to maximize their selling potential, as people often incorrectly believe that the blue speckles are the active phentermine ingredient. Like all phentermine tablets, Adipex tablets are only available as a dosage of 37.5 mg but some doctors will prescribe half an Adipex tablet per day if they feel that a dosage of 18.75 mg is more appropriate for the patient.
Adipex capsules are half blue and half white with black stripes, and unlike other phentermine capsules are only available as a dosage of 37.5 mg. These cannot be split in two so these are only suitable for patients who require the maximum dosage of 37.5 mg. Your dosage will be prescribed by your doctor according to your specific needs and requirements, therefore it should not be taken in larger or smaller amounts, or for longer than recommended as this could cause harmful and potentially dangerous side effects.
What Results Can I Expect From Adipex?
As with other weight loss medications and brands of phentermine, your Adipex results and how much weight you lose will depend on how you approach your weight loss journey; Adipex is not a miracle pill, but rather a kick start to help you begin your healthy-eating and exercise routine. Before starting your weight loss journey with Adipex you should set goals to challenge yourself and to keep yourself motivated as you pass through the Adipex weight loss stages. It is important to eat healthier and to find an exercise that you love in order to boost Adipex and its effectiveness, and to ensure long-term weight loss success with Adipex. In addition, this weight loss schedule includes some great ideas on how to ensure that your metabolism is running smoothly throughout the day. Support from friends and family is extremely important to your Adipex results, and for additional support, we recommend that you join our Facebook support group to share your experiences and ask questions, and where you will also find a specific section dedicated to Adipex results. As with phentermine, it is not uncommon for those taking Adipex to require additional prescriptions to reach their goal weight, but this advice on how to approach your weight loss journey with Adipex if it’s your second, third, or fourth time around, will help you to make sure you get the Adipex results you want to achieve.
What Are The Side Effects of Adipex?
Adipex side effects, like phentermine side effects, will vary depending on the individual but may include the physical symptoms of nausea, headaches, dizziness, constipation and dry mouth. Dry mouth is the most commonly experienced side effect, as reported by over 73% of our users in a recent poll and can be very uncomfortable and painful. As a solution to this symptom, we recommend that you try the saliva-boosting Phen Drink, specially designed for those taking phentermine and Adipex to stop the dry mouth side effect while also boosting metabolism and suppressing appetite. The amphetamine-like structure of phentermine as the active ingredient of Adipex can also cause a range of emotional and psychological side effects, including anxiety, mood swings and depression, causing many people to feel worse despite trying to lead a better, healthier lifestyle. To boost your health and well being while taking Adipex, we recommend that you add the multivitamins Phen Vites to your daily routine for all the nutrients you need to keep your body working at its optimum level. These weight-loss-boosting multivitamins contain vitamins A, C and E, folate and B12, which are all crucial nutrients for weight loss to ensure you get the best Adipex results, as well as the serotonin booster 5-HTP, which regulates sleeping patterns and mood, and also helps to suppress appetite, to give your Adipex prescription a boost.
What Is The Difference Between Adipex And Phentermine?
Most of the information you will find online about Adipex will refer to phentermine and Adipex interchangeably, which is because Adipex and phentermine are essentially the same product. Adipex is one of many brands of phentermine, but unlike other phentermine brands, Adipex does not differ from generic phentermine in terms of ingredients or the form in which it is prescribed. For example, Duromine, which is a phentermine brand prescribed in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, includes a time-release resin and is available in doses of up to 40 mg, and Suprenza, another phentermine brand, comes in the form of an orally disintegrating tablet. By comparison, Adipex and generic phentermine both contain phentermine as the active ingredient and other inactive ingredients such as corn starch and colorant to produce a pill that can be easily taken and ingested by a person and are both available in pill and capsule form up to a maximum dosage of 37.5 mg.
The key difference between generic phentermine and Adipex is the name; as a brand, Adipex has the advantage of being protected from being misused by producers of imitation phentermine, so many people feel that they can trust Adipex. However, with both phentermine and Adipex, it is not possible to buy either online as they are both prescription-only medications. If you do not have a prescription for either then we recommend the phentermine alternative Phen Caps, which do not contain phentermine, but which work to help you lose weight by suppressing appetite and boosting energy levels with their combination of active ingredients. Another difference between phentermine and Adipex is that Adipex is produced by just one manufacturer, therefore those taking Adipex may feel that they can expect more consistent results; since phentermine is made by different manufacturers, many of our support group members have discussed how they are doubtful about the changing quality of their phentermine prescription, and many support group members have posted comparing the effectiveness of different phentermine manufacturers. However, it is important to note that Adipex is often more expensive than generic phentermine. There are also many conversations in our support group which include discussions about the effectiveness of phentermine compared to Adipex. However, many people react differently to different medications, therefore Adipex and phentermine results can be based on individual differences between people just as much as it can be because of the differences between manufacturers and brands. What is undoubtedly true, however, is that Adipex is the phentermine brand that everyone is talking about.
So, have you tried Adipex? What do you think of this phentermine brand and what results did you see? Let us know all about your experiences with Adipex by commenting below!