While the original creation of Phentermine is still unclear, Phentermine resin received FDA approval in the United States in 1959, and Phentermine Hydrochloride followed in the early 1970’s.
Phentermine was originally sold under the name Fastin, produced by King Pharmaceuticals for SmithKline Beecham. It proved to be an amazing weight loss drug, as it gives a “speedy” energy and suppresses the appetite.
Over the years, Phentermine has been combined with other weight-loss drugs and sold, such as Fenfluramine (known as Phen-Fen), and Dexfenfluramine (known as Dexphen), and proved very successful. These trends were later found to be unsafe and physicians became wary of prescribing these dangerous combinations.
Adipex and other Phentermine drugs are intended only for those suffering from obesity (50+ pounds overweight), whom have tried other routes to weight loss to no avail. Adipex suppresses the appetite of obese individuals, while giving them all-day energy.
While Phentermine drugs are primarily used to weight loss, other “cocktails” are currently being prescribed by physicians to treat depression. Adipex is being teamed with drugs like Zoloft and Effexor to create a stronger effect of the common anti-depressant, Prozac.
With energy boost and appetite suppression comes some pretty frightening side effects, which include: Changes in sex drive, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, other stomach and G.I. symptoms, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, insomnia, strong feelings of depression, suicidal thoughts, headache, high blood pressure, rapid heart beat, restlessness, impotence, tremors, personality changes, skin disorders, paranoia, and unpleasant taste.
Phentermine drugs are commonly prescribed and known on the street as a “quick pick-me-up” and are therefore sold and abused. Methamphetamine and Cocaine users especially favor Adipex because of its similar strength and euphoria. Oftentimes, addicts will “doctor shop” or visit several physicians until one agrees to prescribe a Phentermine drug. Others will send obese friends and family members to obtain a prescription for these drugs.
Adipex is Controlled Substance and may cause physical and psychological dependence after as little as two weeks of use.
Even patients following prescriber’s dosing instructions may experience withdrawal symptoms when suddenly stopping or reducing their intake of Adipex, which include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, heavy sweating, extreme depression, suicidal thoughts, “creepy crawly” sensations in extremities, sluggishness or lack of energy, insomnia, low blood pressure, and irritability.
Other Phentermine drugs include: Lonamin, and Fastin (discontinued in 1998).
Now that you have the facts on Adipex, doesn’t simple diet and exercise sound like a better alternative?