The generic name for the Adipost drug is Phendimetrazine (pronounced FEN-dye-meh-TRA-zeen.) Common brand names include Anorex-SR, Appecon, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow-Release, Fastin, Ionamin, Melfiat, Obezine, Phendiet, Plegine, Prelu-2, Sanorex, Statobex, Tenuate and Zantryl. This drug may cause a host of side effects including nausea, trembling, nervousness, dizziness, blurred vision and insomnia. Adipost (Phendimetrazine) causes Xerostomia/dry mouth/cotton mouth. This side effect can cause other medical problems, especially tooth decay.
Why Take Adipost (Phendimetrazine)?
Your doctor may prescribe Adipost (Phendimetrazine) on a short-term basis to help you lose weight. It’s a stimulant and an appetite suppressant. It’s used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. It’s prescribed to help obese people who can’t lose weight by eating a healthy diet and exercising alone.
Xerostomia/Dry Mouth/Cotton Mouth
Xerostomia/dry mouth/cotton mouth happens when your salivary glands produce less saliva. (It’s also known as “the Pasties” or “Dough mouth.”) When this happens, your mouth and throat feel dry and parched. Not having enough saliva in your mouth, which is a side effect of taking Adipost (phendimetrazine), can cause other health problems. It can cause bad breath, sores, cracked lips, sore or tingling sensations on your tongue and problems with chewing and swallowing. Saliva helps to regulate the amount of bacteria in your mouth. It also helps wash away food particles from your teeth. Another problem with having Xerostomia/dry mouth/cotton mouth is if it persists, you’ll be at an increased risk for gum disease, tooth decay and oral infections. Xerostomia/dry mouth/cotton mouth can also cause problems when talking.
Talk to Your Doctor
After taking Adipost (phendimetrazine), if you notice a problem with Xerostomia/dry mouth/cotton mouth, talk to your doctor about this side effect. Don’t stop taking this drug without your doctor’s directive unless you experience a more serious side effect such as hives or swelling of the face, throat or tongue.
Your doctor may adjust the amount of Adipost (phendimetrazine) you take. They may advise you to increase your daily water intake. If you notice that you’re not urinating as much as normal, that’s a sign of dehydration.
Staying clear of caffeinated beverages, quitting smoking, setting up a humidifier in your house if the air is too dry and sucking on hard candies or chewing gum can also help moisturize your mouth. There are several over-the-counter medications for Xerostomia/dry mouth/cotton mouth you can also use to ease the side effects of taking Adipost (phendimetrazine).
You should also make sure that you drink a full glass of water with each dose of Adipost (phendimetrazine) you take.