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Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any Adipex withdrawal reactions immediately.
Adipex obesity and overweight are generally used interchangeably. However, according to the IOM report, their technical meanings are not Adipex identical.
It is possible to be obese without being overweight, as in the case of a very sedentary person who is within the desirable Adipex weight range but who nevertheless has an excess of body fat. However, most overweight Adipex people are also obese and vice versa.
Adipex is used in people who are significantly overweight and have not been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone.
Adipex hydrochloride is indicated as a short-term (a few weeks) adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on exercise, behavioral modification and caloric restriction in the management of exogenous obesity for Adipex patients.
Adipex is a sympathomimetic amine with pharmacologic activity similar to the prototype drugs of this class used in obesity, the amphetamines. Actions include central nervous system stimulation and Adipex elevation of blood pressure.
In such cases, withdrawal reactions (e.g., depression, severe tiredness) may occur if you suddenly stop this drug.
Men with more than 25 percent and women with more than 30 percent Adipex body fat are considered obese. Adipex is used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior change Adipex program to help you lose weight.
Overweight refers to an excess of body weight that includes all tissues, such as fat, bone and muscle. Obesity refers specifically to an excess of Adipex body fat.
To prevent withdrawal when stopping extended/regular treatment with this drug, gradually reduce the dosage as directed.
Adipex and tolerance have been demonstrated with all drugs of this class in which these Adipex have been looked for.
This Adipex medication may cause dependence, especially if it has been used regularly for an extended time or if Adipex has been used in high doses.
Adipex is possible to be overweight without being obese, as in the case of a body builder who has a substantial amount of muscle mass.