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Phentermine

An FDA approved diet pill for obese patients.

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  • Established: 1959 FDA approval; available in the 1970s; removed from the market voluntarily in 1997 but still available
  • Founder: Originally sold by King Pharmaceuticals; currently made by several companies
  • Accessibility: Prescription only
  • Diet Type: Appetite suppressant to be taken short-term
  • Gender: Male and female
BACKGROUND

Phentermine is a short-term prescription appetite suppressant that works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting neurotransmitters in order to decrease your appetite. The hypothalamus gland is the portion of the brain that controls many functions, including your appetite. Combined with proper nutrition and exercise, you can see weight loss results

PRO
  • Phentermine is given under doctor supervision
  • Formulated specifically for the obese
  • Documented success stories
  • Suppresses appetite
  • Short term help to lead you to eat healthy and exercise
  • FDA approved
  • Generic version available which is cheaper than name brand

CON
  • Phentermine has the potential of many serious side effects, including: chest pain, fainting, swelling of feet or lower legs, trouble in breathing, among others
  • Currently available by prescription only
  • Not a long term solution
  • Side effects of dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation
INGREDIENTS
  • Phentermine Hydrochloride (HCL), along with a host of non-active ingredients.
ADMINISTRATION

Your doctor will decide on your dosage and instructions for taking Phentermine when giving you the prescription. The average dose is 30mg of Phentermine per day, but some patients are prescribed to start off with 15mg per day.

DIET and EXERCISE

It is recommended that you incorporate diet and exercise into your plan when taking Phentermine. Phentermine is a drug to be taken only on a short-term basis. After six to 12 weeks, you are advised to discontinue taking Phentermine, and continue with your diet and exercise plan to reach your weight loss goals. Phentermine is only intended to help the obese kick start their weight loss plan while they become used to following a low calorie diet and exercise plan.

CONCLUSION

When you're talking about a prescription weight loss drug, you have a product reserved for people with the most dire of needs. So, obviously this is not for everyone. If you have health problems related to obesity, and you fell you need help in getting some of your weight off, consult your doctor about Phentermine.

Common Misspellings

fentermin, fentermine, phentramine, phenterthin


Related Diets: Adipex-P, Alli, Fedramine, Phenterthin, Phentramine


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LK

Wow. Certain people on this site sound miserable. Phentermine does work. I go to a doctor and get a prescription... it DOES WORK. Anna.. stop eating... have a little willpower and stop blaming the goverment and the FDA... You sound like a miserable person who enjoys complaining and blaming others! LOL

posted Mar 3rd, 2014 10:31 am


Anna

The drug they call “phentermine” (or adipex) nowadays is nothing like it was 15 years ago. Basically its a hugely watered down version with about 1/3 the strength of the original and a lot more fillers, which are probably what’s causing your bad reactions. I’ve taken 37.5 Phentermine which is the “strongest” available from two different manufacturers over the past 3 years (on and off) and these are a total joke compated to the 30 mg Fastins by SmithKline Beecham from the 1990s. It seems that with the new Phentermine, you get all the insomnia and bad side effects and only a miniscule if any of the intended energy and appetite suppression. They don’t want us to lose weight. They want a fat, diabetic and sickly “cash cow” for the food and medical industry. Also we are much easier for our tyrannical government to control that way. IN addtion to that, we die before we can collect medicare or social security or pensions which goes back into their greedy pockets. When I take Phentermine nowadays, I still have to use willpower. In the past, it completely wiped out my appetite and gave me smooth, wonderful energy all day long. People nowadays don’t realize this stuff is not the real deal and they are getting shafted by the drug manufacturers, probably at the behest of the totally corrupt FDA (F.atal D.rugs A.llowed) government beaurocrats who allow all manner of toxic garbage in our food that is the REASON we are all fat and who “ban” anything that actually helps such as the Ephedra ban back in 2004. You could go to Walmat and purchase a bottle of Metabolife 356 Ma Huang Ephedra alkaloids for $20 and they worked WAY better than the crap they call Phentermine that you have to go to diet doctor or clinic and line up like cattle to be humiliated and then cough up $100 or more

posted Jan 14th, 2014 12:34 pm


Nicky

I tried Phentermine and although the weight came off, I had chest palpitations, dry mouth, and tons of energy. People told me this would go away and it did not. Therefore I quit because I have high anxiety and this made my condition worse. If you do not have this issue it would be a great tool.

posted Dec 4th, 2013 7:23 pm


nicolette ramsamy

Hi al I've been using duromine for a week nw nd lost 3kgs,strugglin wid my weight 4 5yrs nw,I only hav da dry mouth,nd slight pains in my limbs,I tink if u r morbidly obese den u dnt hav much side effects,al da best
Nikki

posted Jun 13th, 2013 7:23 pm


Alba

I started with menopause and taking estrogens started to gain weight.
with 20 pounds more, I felt depressed and miserable, and could not use my favorite jean. try diets, exercise, all you advised me and nothing I served.
desperate I went to a weight loss program. as my last resort
And thank God and this product in a month to regain my weight, it was a miracle
I'm happy ... it's me again .... is the best thing that happened.
why not wait five years to find the solution ....

posted May 2nd, 2013 6:56 pm


Wanda

I used phentermine and I lost 50 pounds, I love this pills

posted Apr 27th, 2013 4:18 pm


Amanda

When people talk about not eating fried foods etc, is it because they don't crave it or is it a conscious decision? Want to try this.

posted Apr 20th, 2013 1:38 am


Caliswag43

Have anyone tried DWL with adipex? They have a shake program that they pair with adipex. I want to see if people have tried this program.

posted Apr 11th, 2013 5:05 pm


Corey12

I am currently on Adipex and I am losing weight and working out. DWL helped me get my life back along with Adipex.


posted Mar 18th, 2013 2:36 pm


Kristy

I have taken adepex before and I had a ton of energy and did not eat at all, which I loved! Now taking phentermine for one day I can already tell that it is much weaker then adepex. I still get hungry and I have no energy. It actually makes me tired. I ate less on it but because I wanted to not because of the pill. I paid 300$ to get them from my dr because of no insurance and she does not prescribe adepex. Now I don't know what to do. I am going to keep exercising and eating right and hope for the best!

posted Mar 14th, 2013 11:56 am


Steve

I have been trying this drug for 2 1/2 months and have lost 31lbs! The doctor started me with a dose of 15mg. When I took it in the morning, it really made my heart rate faster and I had the hitters, so I stopped taking the morning dose and took the evening dose which ended up being 7.5 mg a day. I been working out 4 times a week, all aerobics. I have also been eating the weight watchers menus, but not counting points just eating better. I also don't eat after dinner. I have a breakfast taco day a week and have a whatever I want twice a week for dinner. I cut down on beer and drank liquor moderately (don't get drunk).If you get drunk your mind feels like squash and you won't be up to doing anything. Well, hope this helps those that are seeking to lose weight safely. I just hope that once I am off it, that I continue to lose weight. Goal is 160-180, I started at 280, I am 43 and now at 249...wish me luck!

posted Mar 14th, 2013 3:08 am


lewisKe

I have tried the Phentermine 37.5mg in the past. I was trying to lose weight before my trip to the Carribean and I did! I lost 25.3lbs within two months. I did a DWL weight loss plan along with the phentermine! I did have some dry mouth but that helped me get all my water in too.

posted Mar 13th, 2013 2:28 pm


terrie

I'm very nervous about taking Phentermine. My doctor prescribed me 30mg time released capsule. I can't take pseudoephedrine due to the heart palpitations. Any suggestions to ease me in taking this. I am 70lbs overweight and have tried diet and exercise for 4 years and nothing has worked. I want to try this and I pray this helps, just very nervous though.

posted Mar 9th, 2013 5:39 pm


Latoya lee

I am currently on Adipex and I like it! I am not too much overweight but I can lose about 15 to 20lbs. I wanted to try adipex but I wanted to be in a doctors care so i decided to try Dramatic Weight Loss in Atlanta. There they put me on a meal plan and I am also working out! I am down 4lbs in three days. I will be at my goal before spring gets here!!!

posted Mar 8th, 2013 4:32 pm


VBMISSY

I have lost 32 Lbs in a month. I go back to my doctor tomorrow to see if she will refill this RX of Phentermine, or provide someting else. It does make me very constipated, and when I eat off my diet, i get the runs.

I have more energy than I have had in years. I have 2 kids, I work 60 hours a week and I am in college. I dont have much time for exercize I try to work out for an hour 3 time s a week. But my appitite has curved tremendiously, I do not crave crappy foods and I look forward to healthier foods. I hope that it keeps working. I have about another 80 to go.

I really want to do the gastric bypass but my insurance will not cover it...the insurance will not cover the RX either,I have to pay out of pocket.

posted Nov 28th, 2012 5:22 am


SHAE

I have taken 37.5 in the past and did really well with it, I lost a total of 45lbs in 3mths but that was with diet and exercise. The only downfall I had was when I stop taking them and went back to eating carbs again and gained 15lbs back but that was me. The pill dont make you gain the weight back its you with eating wrong things like I did. I plan to start back on my pill on Monday and looking forward to great results. So for the ones that are doing well keep up the great work and for those who are not doing so well please try a diffrent approach because it really works. Dont give up because I know what it can do. I'm not saying it will be easy but I guarantee if you can get past the minor side affects you all will do great. If you get the jitters break your pill in half and take it that way for about 3 days then work your way up. Be encourage people.

posted Nov 23rd, 2012 2:19 pm


Elaine128

I started using Phentermine 37.5mg on May 31,2012. I started at 210lbs and a size 18. Today I am 170lbs and a size 11. The first 2 months I was very disciplined with my eating but not once have I exercised. This pill basically helped me eat differently. I cut out out all sugary drinks and stick to water and crystal light for when I need a change. I gradually got myself off the pills after the first 3 months and it now is 3 months later and still loosing weight. It is all about how you eat. You have to be serious and disciplined. I do not eat past 7pm, and stick to grilled chicken and vegetables. Limit my sugar and calorie intake, if you really want to maintain your weight it is possible but you have to be willing to commit for life. Good luck everyone.

posted Nov 21st, 2012 6:59 am


Elaine

I started using Phentermine 37.5mg on May 31,2012. I started at 210lbs and a size 18. Today I am 170lbs and a size 11. The first 2 months I was very disciplined with my eating but not once have I exercised. This pill basically helped me eat differently. I cut out out all sugary drinks and stick to water and crystal light for when I need a change. I gradually got myself off the pills after the first 3 months and it now is 3 months later and still loosing weight. It is all about how you eat. You have to be serious and disciplined. I do not eat past 7pm, and stick to grilled chicken and vegetables. Limit my sugar and calorie intake, if you really want to maintain your weight it is possible but you have to be willing to commit for life.

posted Nov 21st, 2012 6:54 am


Keitha

I cant take most diet stuff and man have I tried alot but with phentermine its different. The only side effect I experienced was dry mouth. It gives me a lot of energy and I have lost 35lbs in 2mnths. My goal is 50 more lbs.

posted Nov 15th, 2012 7:03 pm


Mommycry

Today's my first day on phentermine (37.5) and not having any kind of symptoms like everyone is having! Not having the energy everyone has! I've been drinking tons of water and wondering if I'm doing it right! Do you drink a glass a water when taking the pill before breakfast? Current weight 179 pounds and my goal is 130! Hope it works!

posted Jul 20th, 2012 2:23 am



 

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