Adipex Harmful Side Effects

by moderator on August 16, 2011

adipex use side effects

All prescription medications come with the risk of some side effects, and Adipex is no exception to that rule. While some users may not experience any undesirable symptoms at all, others may find that they don’t tolerate the drug very well and may suffer from unpleasant side effects. In the majority of cases of using Adipex, harmful side effects occur because too much of the drug has been taken at one time. Should you experience persistent, bothersome, or severe side effects, contact your doctor right away to find out how you should proceed.

Adipex is an FDA approved drug that has been thoroughly studied through clinical trials. These studies have allowed a thorough understanding of side effects to be developed and documented. Throughout these studies, it has been noted that the most common side effects when using Adipex are: insomnia, dysphoria (an unusual feeling of unhappiness), euphoria (a feeling of unusually extreme well-being), dry mouth, hyperactivity, constipation, diarrhea, an unpleasant taste in the mouth, restlessness, a change in libido, and dizziness. Should you find these side effects don’t go away after the first few days of use, or should they be severe or disturb your ability to live your life as usual, speak with your doctor.

More severe and yet more rare Adipex harmful side effects should be reported right away to your doctor or emergency medical personnel. These can include (but are not limited to): tachycardia (a rapid heart rate), hypertension (high blood pressure), dramatic behavioral changes such as being more aggressive or outgoing than usual, odd behaviors, hallucinations of things that aren’t there (including feeling, seeing, and hearing), restlessness or agitation, heart palpitations (the feeling of a rapidly or strongly beating heart), or the need to take more of the drug than has been prescribed.

Other harmful side effects of Adipex use that should be reported right away for immediate assistance include pulmonary hypertension and an Adipex allergy.

Signs of pulmonary hypertension include:

  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Blue lips or skin
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Swelling in the ankles

Indications that you may be experiencing an Adipex allergic reaction include:

  • Itching
  • Hives
  • An unexplained rash
  • Unexplained swelling
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty swallowing

It is possible to experience no symptoms of side effects, or you may experience some listed above, or you may have side effects that were not mentioned here. It is very difficult to tell if a side effect is directly caused by the use of Adipex or if another factor is responsible. Speaking to your doctor is the best way to make sure that you should continue the use of the drug, or if another course of action will be safer and more appropriate.

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