Generic Name and Dosage Form
The generic name of this medication is Phentermine Hydrochloride 37.5mg and it is available in both tablet and capsule forms. It belongs to the drug classes of anorexiants and CNS stimulants. This article was medically reviewed by Adipex75.com and was last updated on Aug 22, 2022.
The dosage of Phentermine Hydrochloride should be individualized to obtain an adequate response with the lowest effective dose. The usual adult dose is one capsule (37.5 mg) or one tablet (37.5 mg) daily as prescribed by the physician, administered before breakfast or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast for appetite control. The dosage may be adjusted to the patient’s need. For some patients, half tablet (18.75 mg) daily may be adequate, while in some cases it may be desirable to give half tablets (18.75 mg) two times a day. ADIPEX-P® is not recommended for use in pediatric patients less than or equal to 16 years of age. Late evening medication should be avoided because of the possibility of resulting insomnia.
Dosage in Patients With Renal Impairment
The recommended maximum dosage of ADIPEX-P® is 15 mg daily for patients with severe renal impairment (eGFR 15 to 29 mL/min/1.73 m2). Avoid use of ADIPEX-P® in patients with eGFR less than 15 mL/min/1.73 m2 or end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis [see Use in Specific Populations (8.6) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
Frequently Asked Questions
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