Adipex is a phenethylamine that is often used as an appetite suppressant. Those wishing to lose weight will buy adipex, but it is important to know more about it before you begin taking it. There are two types: immediate releasing formula (Adipex) and slow releasing formula (Ionamin or Duromine).
Adipex (sometimes known as phentermine) is the phen part of the weight lost drug used in the late 1990s called Fen-phen. The other part of Fen-phen, fenfluramine (or dexfenfluramine) was taken off the market in 1997 after several people taking it suffered valvular heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. You can still buy phentermine (adipex) in most countries – even the United States.
Those who buy adipex could suffer from some side effects. The drug is similar to amphetamines and therefore, people taking it may become addicted. For that reason, many countries classify it as a controlled substance.
How does adipex work? It works with the neurotransmitters in the brain to stimulate neuron bundles. These bundles release a group of neurotransmitters known as catecholamines. This group includes dopamine, epinephrine (adrenalin), and norepinephrine (noradrenaline). These catecholamines produce what is known as a fight or flight response. Fight or flight is a theory that says when faced with danger, we either fight or avoid the threat (take flight). The body decides to take flight and hunger signals are shut down. You may still be hungry, but the brain is not receiving the signals telling you that you are hungry, so you see a loss in appetite.
Doctors generally suggest that only individuals who are morbidly obese buy adipex. If you only need to lose 20 or 30 pounds, there are other, safer ways to do it. But, if someone is at medical risk because of their weight, adipex may be a viable solution. If you wish to buy adipex, consult your doctor to make sure this is the right weight loss treatment for you.
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