Adipex-P Side Effects
Generic name: phentermine
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 10, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about phentermine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Adipex-P.
For the Consumer
Applies to phentermine: oral phentermine hydrochloride capsules and tablets, oral phentermine resin complex capsules
Side effects include:
Palpitation, tachycardia, increased BP, overstimulation, restlessness, insomnia, tremor, dizziness, headache, euphoria, dysphoria, dryness of the mouth, unpleasant taste, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, other GI disturbances, urticaria, impotence, changes in libido.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to phentermine: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral capsule extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet disintegrating
The more commonly reported adverse reactions have included palpitations, restlessness, insomnia, and headache.
Frequency not reported: Regurgitant cardiac valvular disease, primary pulmonary hypertension, palpitations, tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, precordial pain, ischemic events, angina, myocardial infarction, cardiac failure, cardiac arrest[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Urticaria[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Rash[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Micturition disturbances[Ref]
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