Pharmaceutical companies rely on the discoveries made
by researchers to create new drugs to treat the different conditions
people can experience. A drug referred to as Adipex-p is designed to
help people who are classified as being obese. This medication is
prescribed by the person's physician based on their assessment of the
condition. In most cases, the overweight person has tried several
different methods for losing weight with little to no success. The drug
is prescribed as an aid to be used in combination with a diet and
Overweight individuals who choose to use Adipex-p might consider the drug to be a safer method for losing weight than some surgical procedures. This medication is available in tablet form to make ingesting it easy. Some of the tablets dissolve on the tongue so they travel into the system quicker than those that need to go through the stomach. The different tablets and capsules will be available in different dosages which will usually affect how frequently the person needs to take them. The tablets are often prescribed to be taken either an hour before breakfast or at some time after breakfast and can be given as a two tablet dosage. The time release capsules are usually only taken once a day.
Adipex-p is made with a pharmaceutical drug called phentermine. This drug is in the same category as amphetamine which makes it a strong stimulant. Weight loss stimulants actually affect the body in several ways. On one level they act to suppress the natural urges to consume food. This helps obese people lose weight because they do not feel hungry while following a reduced calorie diet. The hunger pangs that accompany a diet will often lead people to eat items that will prevent them from losing weight. The suppression action of this drug allows obese individuals to follow their doctor's recommended diet plan with a better chance of succeeding.
The other major interaction a stimulant such as Adipex-p has is that it increases the fat burning ability of the metabolism. Anyone who has tried to lose weight has probably heard the word metabolism used in conjunction with getting rid of fat. The body stores fat as fuel to burn at some later time. Unfortunately, people who tend to overeat also tend to accumulate more stores of fat than what they need for survival. The fat deposits begin to form around the different organs inside their bodies as well as inside the vessels that carry blood. When doctor's prescribe weight loss stimulants they usually do so in an effort to improve the general health of the individual. Losing the weight can reduce the person's risk of having high blood pressure and heart disease.