Reasons You May be Refused an Adipex Prescription

by moderator on November 18, 2019

Refused Adipex Prescription


Though Adipex is a weight loss drug that is commonly prescribed by doctors and physicians across the country to help people to overcome their obesity, this drug was not made for everybody. Indeed, it is highly effective at helping with weight loss, but there are many reasons why a person may be refused an Adipex prescription, and we cover some of the main reasons below.

Note: If you are refused an Adipex prescription for any reason, don’t lose hope, as there are many other prescription diet pills available that might be a better fit for your health and weight loss needs. Plus, if all prescription diet pills aren’t right for you at all, there are also many diet pills that you can buy over the counter without a prescription instead, so you can certainly talk about those options with your doctor as well.

Now, let’s move on to the list of reasons why many people are refused an Adipex prescription, shall we?

You Don’t Weigh Enough 

It’s true—even though you might have a lot of weight to lose, you still might not be the right type of patient for an Adipex prescription. According to Phentermine Doctors Network, one of the main reasons why people are refused an Adipex prescription is because their BMI is not high enough.

Wait, what does BMI mean? Well, it stands for body mass index, and it is basically a measurement for the amount of fat that you are carrying. This number is based on your weight, as well as your height, and your doctor can calculate your BMI to determine if you are within a healthy weight range, if you are overweight, or if you are obese.

Adipex is made for those who are obese, which means a BMI of 30 or higher. Therefore, if you are not diagnosed as obese, you might be refused an Adipex prescription. However, if you have a BMI that would classify you as overweight, and you also have a medical condition that has been caused by, or worsened by, your excess weight, your doctor might prescribe this diet pill to you after all.

You Have a Medical Condition That Adipex Could Exacerbate

There are many different medications and medical conditions that can conflict with Adipex. Therefore, patients should be very careful to disclose their full medical history to their doctors, including current and past medical conditions and any medications currently being taken or those that have been taken within the last month. This information provides the doctor with the information needed to help the patient to make the appropriate decision regarding the use of Adipex.

For example, if you are taking antidepressants such as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors, or if you have taken them within the last month, you will likely be refused an Adipex prescription. SSRIs can cause unpleasant side effects, whereas MAO inhibitors in combination with Adipex can actually cause very serious side effects that can be life threatening. Remember that many antidepressants stay in the body for at least fourteen days or possibly more. Therefore, even if you’ve stopped the use of the drug, a contradiction with Adipex can still occur if it has not fully cleared the system.

Adipex should also not be taken if you have an allergy or sensitivity to phentermine or stimulants, or if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Hardening of the arteries known as arteriosclerosis
  • An overactive thyroid
  • A history of alcohol or drug abuse or addiction
  • Are in an agitated state

Another reason why you may be refused an Adipex prescription is if you have any kind of anxiety disorder or you have any kind of seizure disorders including epilepsy. Though these do not eliminate you from candidacy for an Adipex prescription, you will need to discuss them with your doctor to decide whether or not the drug is safe for use and if a different weight loss technique might be a better idea.

You Are Already Taking Other Weight Loss Products

Adipex should also not be taken if other diet medications are already being used. Combining Adipex with some weight loss drugs, such as fenfluoramine or dexfenfluramine can result in a deadly condition of the lungs called pulmonary hypertension. Always tell your doctor if you are taking any other kind of medication – including other diet pills – before considering Adipex.

You Have Abused Drugs in the Past

The thing about Adipex that you need to be aware of is that it can become addictive. So, if you have abused drugs in the past, this might not be a good product for you because it can lead to dependency. Just as you would disclose any other medications that you take, and any medical conditions that you have been diagnosed with, you should let your doctor know if you have a history of drug abuse before taking Adipex.

As you can see, there are several reasons why you would be refused an Adipex prescription. But, again, there’s no reason to fret, as there are so many other weight loss products out there to turn to instead.

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