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I have a underactive Thyroid condition . I Can I take Adipex-P ?

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endlessPred 12 Jul 2013

I would say do not take unless a physician reviews this. i assume your prescription is best coming from an endocrinologist who must balance the results. Here are the basic warnings.i suggest your physicians coordinate your care. Levothyroxine is mentioned as well: this may be wrong for you. Read on:

Interactions between your selected drugs
levothyroxine ↔ phentermine
Applies to: Synthroid (levothyroxine), Adipex-P (phentermine)
Talk to your doctor before using levothyroxine together with phentermine. Combining these medications may increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as high blood pressure, palpitation, chest pain, and irregular heart beat. If you have preexisting heart disease, your condition may worsen. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

What is the most important information I should know about Adipex-P (phentermine)?

Phentermine is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity (overweight) in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Do not use phentermine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

You should not take phentermine if you have a history of heart disease, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, if you are in an agitated state, or if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Do not use phentermine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

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