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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Adipex
Answer: Adipex is a brand name for phentermine. This is part of the diet combination that was used so effectively with phen-fen. However, the fen part of it did have occasional cardiac valve problems which resulted in it being taken off the market and ongoing testing. There is a pending class action suit on patients who took this by the way. Phentermine by itself is only mildly effective in weight loss, most physicians have seen little help. It is a sympathomimetic amine with similar activity to amphetamines. It is only useful for 3-4 weeks as an adjunct to weight loss and of little/no effect after the first month(like the other amphetamines).
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