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Patients must be informed that ADIPEX-P is a short-term (a few weeks) adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on exercise, behavioral modification and caloric restriction in the management of exogenous obesity, and that coadministration of phentermine with other drugs for weight loss is not recommended [see INDICATIONS AND USAGE and WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Patients must be instructed on how much ADIPEX-P to take, and when and how to take it [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].

Advise pregnant women and nursing mothers not to use ADIPEX-P [see Use in Specific Populations].

Patients must be informed about the risks of use of phentermine (including the risks discussed in WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS), about the symptoms of potential adverse reactions and when to contact a physician and/or take other action. The risks include, but are not limited to:

See also, for example, ADVERSE REACTIONS and Use in Specific Populations.

The patients must also be informed about

Tell patients to keep ADIPEX-P in a safe place to prevent theft, accidental overdose, misuse or abuse. Selling or giving away ADIPEX-P may harm others and is against the law.

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/16/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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