Adipex tablets are one of the two different forms of pill in which this prescription weight loss drug is available (the other being a capsule). These tablets are prescribed to individuals who are obese, and whose excess weight levels are causing them to have a heightened risk of certain serious health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
Between the two types of pill, many people prefer Adipex tablets because they are small, easy to swallow, and fast acting. They are also quite easy to recognize, as they are oblong shaped, and are white and blue in color.
This medication, also sometimes known as Adipex-P, comes in 37.5 milligram formats in the Adipex tablets format. The drug that is found within this medication is called Phentermine hydrochloride (HCl). It is the most commonly prescribed obesity medication in the United States. It is also frequently considered to be the leading prescription treatment for obesity patients in the country, not only because of the approval that it has received from the FDA, and the fact that it is considered to be safe in an industry where there have been many problematic medications, but also because it has been proven over many years to be able to promote rapid weight reduction.
That said, it should also be recognized that Adipex tablets are not without their drawbacks. They are a short term use drug because the body builds a tolerance to their effects over time, and within a few weeks – typically in under two months – their efficacy has all but worn away. They also come with a risk of addiction and withdrawal symptoms if their dosage is too high or if they are used for too much time. As a prescription medication, these pills can also cause certain side effects, which are typically mild, but that can be quite severe in more rare circumstances.
Adipex tablets work to help make weight loss easier – in combination with exercise and reduced daily caloric intake – by stimulating the central nervous system and causing the hypothalamus (a part of the brain) to produce a chemical called norepinephrine. This chemical boosts the body’s energy levels, increases the metabolism, causes the blood pressure and heart rate to rise and, therefore, lowers hunger levels.
The reduced appetite that results from the use of Adipex tablets makes it much easier for a diet to consume less food every day without suffering from the hunger pangs that would tempt him or her to eat too much.
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