Adipex Ingredients

Each tablet and capsule of Adipex contains active and inactive ingredients. Active ingredient has a pharmacological effect, and inactive ingredients form pharmacodynamic properties of the drug.

  • Each diet pill of Adipex-P contains 37.5mg of the active substance Phentermine Hydrochloride. The dosage of Phentermine Hydrochloride 37.5mg is equivalent to a dosage of Phentermine base 30mg.
  • Each diet pill of Adipex Retard contains 75mg of the active substance Phentermine Resinate. The dosage of Phentermine Resinate 75mg is equivalent to a dosage of Phentermine base 15mg.
Adipex Ingredients

Thus, the dosage of Phentermine base in two diet pills Adipex Retard is identical to the dosage of Phentermine base in an Adipex-P pill. The dosage of Phentermine Resinate and Phentermine Hydrochloride in Adipex diet pills is always indicated in milligrams.

Alternative names of the active substance Phentermine

  • Phentermine HCl
  • PhentermineResinate
  • PhentermineHydrochloride
  • Phentermine Resin Complex

The active ingredient Phentermine is classified as:

  • Psychostimulant (the CNS stimulant)
  • Sympathomimetic amines
  • Anorexigenic (anorexic) agent
  • Appetite suppressant

Inactive ingredients that do not provide therapeutic effect, but can cause unwanted adverse reactions are used in the production of Adipex Retard pills and Adipex-P pills. For example, Adipex Retard pills contain polyethylene glycol ricinoleate that can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in some patients.

Inactive ingredients of Adipex Retard pills

  • Yellow wax; sodium ethyl paraben; hydrogenated soybean oil; titanium dioxide; hydrogenated vegetable oil; polyethylene glycol ricinoleate; soy lecithin; quinoline yellow; gelatin; sunset yellow; glycerol; homovanilin; sorbitol; methoxyacetophenone; sodium propylparaben.

Inactive ingredients of Adipex-P pills

  • Corn starch; microcrystalline cellulose; black iron oxide; pregelatinized starch; gelatin; magnesium stearate; lactose; titanium dioxide; sucrose; FD&C Blue 1; D&C Red 33; FD&C Red 40.

If you have hypersensitivity to Phentermine or inactive components of Adipex, these diet pills should be replaced by other weight loss drugs.

As an alternative to Adipex drug, one can use:

Other diet pills containing Phentermine (Hydrochloride or Resinate)
Diet pills containing other anorexigenic agents (including Diethylpropion or Mazindol)
Diet pills containing only natural ingredients (including Phen375)