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Phentermine (Adipex) is an appetite suppressant that has successfully been helping people lose weight since it was released onto the market. It is designed to be used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

How It Works

Adipex works by affecting parts of the central nervous system which effectively suppress the feeling of hunger. Phentermine works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite. The hypothalamus is the region of the brain that controls the autonomic nervous system, regulating sleep cycles, body temperature, appetite, etc. Adipex is known to increase levels of energy within patients which can be expended through exercise.

Side Effects

With all prescription appetite suppressants, you should consult your doctor about side effects to watch for. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications you take, as some can interact with phentermine. 

Common side effects of phentermine can include:

  • blurred vision
  • constipation or diarrhea 
  • restlessness or trouble sleeping
  • changes in sex drive
  • bad taste in mouth or dry mouth
  • nausea
  • headache
  • hair loss

These are just a few of the potential side effects—ask your doctor for a complete list. 

Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, and Qsymia should NOT be used as a substitute for a proper diet or exercise. For maximum effects, they must be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and/or exercise. Any modifications to your diet, activity level, and behavior must be developed and continued long-term in order to continue losing weight and prevent the lost weight from returning. Transformyou will help you stay on track with your medical weight loss goals, checking in on you frequently regarding your general health, weight, etc. and adjusting your medical weight loss plan according to your needs. 

Transformyou serves patients in the Phoenix, AZ area, including Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale, and Fountain Hills. All patients always work directly with one of our licensed physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.

The Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP) is a program developed to promote the public health and welfare by detecting diversion, abuse and misuse of prescription medications classified as controlled substances under the Arizona Uniform Controlled Substances Act.  Every Physician who possesses a DEA registration is required to also possess a CSPMP registration issued by the Arizona Board of Pharmacy. At transformyou, we adhere to Arizona's CSPMP policy before prescribing a controlled substance to any patient.