Adipex contraindications

A list of contraindications to the use of Adipex 37.5 mg pills includes different diseases and pathological conditions. If a patient has contraindications to Adipex (Phentermine), this drug can create serious risks to his health.

Just as other anorectic drugs, Adipex 37.5 mg pills should not be taken by overweight and obese patients with cardiovascular diseases, including:

• congestive heart failure
• ischemic heart disease (IHD)
• sustained cardiac arrhythmia
• cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
• advanced (progressive) atherosclerosis
• moderate, severe, or uncontrolled hypertension

doctorrAdipex 37.5 mg can cause severe cardiovascular side effects; therefore, it should not be used in combination with other drugs affecting cardiovascular functions.

For example, after the use of drugs from the group of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in conjunction with Adipex 37.5 mg pills, hypertensive crisis may develop.


High risk of hypertensive crisis persists even in the cases when the interval between the use of MAOIs and Adipex 37.5 mg pills is 10-14 days.

Thus, before using any prescription or non-prescription drugs in combination with Adipex 37.5 mg pills, be sure to consult a pharmacist or treating doctor.

In addition, Adipex 37.5 mg pills should not be prescribed to patients diagnosed with allergy to:

• Active ingredient Phentermine Hydrochloride
• Inactive components included in Adipex 37.5 mg pills
• Sympathomimetic amines and other drugs affecting sympathetic nervous system (including Clobenzorex, Diethylpropion, Benzphetamine, Methamphetamine)

The first symptoms of drug allergy are skin rash, itch, dyspnea, fever. If an allergy reaction occurs and health seriously deteriorates after the regular dose of Adipex 37.5 mg, seek emergency medical help.

Given the fact that Adipex 37.5 mg pills can cause psychiatric side effects (including psychosis, restlessness), they should not be prescribed for psychotic patients for weight loss.

Besides serious psychiatric side effects, Adipex 37.5 mg pills can cause drug dependence. Therefore, they should not be prescribed for overweight and obese patients prone to drug addiction.

It should be noted that in some countries (including Australia), Phentermine-containing drugs are not used for obesity treatment in patients who abuse alcohol or are prone to alcoholism.

Many of the listed contraindications to the use of Adipex 37.5 mg pills can be diagnosed only after medical examination.

Medical examination should be regularly conducted during the whole course of short-term therapy of obesity in patients with high cardiovascular or psychiatric risks.

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