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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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jessica

Ive been on phentermine for 3 months and have lost 60lbs. i found out that working out is a plus and a negative. it builds muscle which makes it a little tougher for you to see the weight loss but you keep at it and you will notice it and how much better you look when you start looking at your body instead of loose skin sagging you have a tone figure :) i do think staying off a week or so every now and then is a great idea especially if you notice the weight not coming off as easily.

posted Jan 24th, 2011 4:28 pm


Sarah

I started taking phentermine 37.5 on october 15, 2010. I started at 203 lbs. As of today when i left the doctors office, i am 169 lbs. 34 lbs in 3 months!!!!! After the 2nd month i could tell my appetite was coming back. BUT thats when you learn to discipline yourself and continue with diet you've been doing and exercising! Good luck everyone!! DONT GIVE UP!!!

posted Jan 17th, 2011 11:10 pm


Ali

I take 37.5 mg of Phentermine prescribed from the weight loss clinic I go to. I dont work out at all. I watch my carbs (35 per day) and dont drink any sodas or eat any bread. I started in Feb 2010, now I have lost 78 lbs. I know I could have lost more, but went off my diet for a few mos. Back on it now as of last week and already 5 lbs lost. Good luck everyone!!!

posted Jan 10th, 2011 2:52 pm


Michelle

I started taking this on 1-2-11 and its now 1-5-11 i have lost 5lbs so far. I havent had any negative side effects and it really helped reduce my appetite. Cant wait to loose more and be comfortable with myself!

posted Jan 6th, 2011 4:29 am


angel

On the Topamax issue. Yes, topamax melts the pounds right off. But after a year.. you have to go off it for a few months and restart. then it melts pounds again. Then.. when you go off if the next time and try to restart it... IT DOES NOT WORK AND i have gained back every pound plus some. The key is to change your lifestyle while you are getting the boost from these meds. If you do not change lifestyle, then it will only be tempory.

posted Jan 4th, 2011 9:05 pm


G6

Hi, i started these pills yesturday to lose alittle wight but i'm noticing that i feel hungry around 11:00 and my tummy growls after a snack i don't know is this normal??? and i drink water all day so that's not my issue ... confused and sketchy and these are not generic brand pills ??? helppppppppppppppp

posted Dec 22nd, 2010 7:07 pm


James

I bought phentermine from here last week with discount code: - I just got it and now I want to ask you how to take it?
Please if anyone knows, please reply.
Thank you.

posted Dec 19th, 2010 10:55 pm


G.R.R.

I have been taking the generic 15mg capsules for about a month now and I've lost 8.5 lbs. I am very happy with that loss, since I am 50 years old, going through menopause and my metabolism had pretty much come to a screeching halt. However, with the phen, I can keep my food intake to around 1500 calories a day without feeling hungry. I tend to eat 5 small meals instead of 3 big ones. I do supplement with a multi-vitamin to make sure I get all of the nutrients I need, and I pretty much still eat what I like, but I eat it in much smaller portions, as I feel full more quickly. I've sometimes even gone all day without realizing I missed lunch... As far as the side effects, I had some problems the first two weeks with staying asleep, but my body seemed to regulate after a couple of weeks. I also had some minor chest pain for just a couple of days, like when I coughed or took a deep breath it hurt (but no tightness, shorness of breath or shooting pains that might indicate a heart attack) but again, that also regulated after a couple of days. I think it might have been a brief spike in my blood pressure, but it seems to be fine now.



I have also stepped up my exercise by getting on the treadmill or using the Wii Fit that my husband got me for my birthday this year. The additional exercise has really helped me out on another front as well, because I also have issues with arthritis and the exercise helps to keep me more limber so that I don't have to take the NSAIDs meds as often anymore. Overall, I am very happy with phentermine and will continue to take it as my doctor recommends.

posted Dec 16th, 2010 5:29 pm


G.R.R.

I have been taking the generic 15mg capsules for about a month now and I've lost 8.5 lbs. I am very happy with that loss, since I am 50 years old, going through menopause and my metabolism had pretty much come to a screeching halt. However, with the phen, I can keep my food intake to around 1500 calories a day without feeling hungry. I tend to eat 5 small meals instead of 3 big ones. I do supplement with a multi-vitamin to make sure I get all of the nutrients I need, and I pretty much still eat what I like, but I eat it in much smaller portions, as I feel full more quickly. I've sometimes even gone all day without realizing I missed lunch... As far as the side effects, I had some problems the first two weeks with staying asleep, but my body seemed to regulate after a couple of weeks. I also had some minor chest pain for just a couple of days, like when I coughed or took a deep breath it hurt (but no tightness, shorness of breath or shooting pains that might indicate a heart attack) but again, that also regulated after a couple of days. I think it might have been a brief spike in my blood pressure, but it seems to be fine now.

I have also stepped up my exercise by getting on the treadmill or using the Wii Fit that my husband got me for my birthday this year. The additional exercise has really helped me out on another front as well, because I also have issues with arthritis and the exercise helps to keep me more limber so that I don't have to take the NSAIDs meds as often anymore. Overall, I am very happy with phentermine and will continue to take it as my doctor recommends.

posted Dec 16th, 2010 5:28 pm


Mike

Trial and error. I've lost weight before on Phen then after a year put it back on which was completely ingnorant. You can build up a tolerance. My doctor recommends taking it for 2 months, go off for two weeks than back on...etc. It works great. So people leaving feedback say they aren't losing on 15MG, I'm a 210lb male and I'm on 30MG and could care less about eating.

posted Dec 15th, 2010 8:33 pm


jesseca

I'm about to start taking phentermine tomorrow. I feel that I am also having some trouble with my thyroid and I hope that the combination of this medication and a thyroid medication will stop my sudden weight gain.
I eat really healthy, I work out, I am 5'3" and held pretty steady between 130 and 140 for a couple years. But suddenly, with no change in diet or work out, I gained 15 pounds. I really hope phentermine will help me get back to a more normal size.

posted Dec 15th, 2010 3:27 am


JessicaG.

Hi Everyone! My name is Jessica and I have used this med for several years on and off but mostly off. I have learned in this time that diet and walking makes it work wonders. I have been back on it for 16 days and have shedded 10.8 pounds. What keeps me motivate is i weigh EVERYDAY! I use the same scale and wear the same clothes, when you see the scale numbers moving down it puts a smile on your face, and starts your day off great. Some days it may only be a couple of tenths but it still loss. I have stuck to 1500 calories or less, i measure my foods and i don't eat out unless it is healthy. The first 2 weeks were the hardest but it helps. I have taken these pills many times but never lost like this, thats only because i stick to my calories, and to keep up with the calorie intake i have a APP on my phone, (Palm Pixi) Absolute Fitness, yes i paid 4.99 for it, but it helps a great bit. It also keep up with you BMI and Weight! I wish everyone luck, but in order for the weight to come off you will need to put a little effort with the pill. I only walk 20-30 minutes a day, and i have stopped eating fast foods. No sugar or SODAS!!!! I am a southern girl and love my sweet tea but now i use Splenda! GOOD LUCK to all!

posted Dec 2nd, 2010 2:07 pm


anthonia

my name is anthonia, i have not taken the med before but i have friends that has and it worked for them. but am scared i don't know if it will prevent me from making babies, pls do give me answers because am 31 but my weight is 137kg i need serious help thank you.

posted Nov 26th, 2010 4:11 pm


rachel

I have been on phen about a week i dont know if i lost any weight but so far i really like it i feel like i have control of what i eat..and i control my portion sizes and i even feel healther and i have a lot of energy the only downside i am having trouble falling asleep...good luck everyone

posted Nov 7th, 2010 1:56 pm


Lady

I have been on Phentermine for a week and I still hungry everyday, and have actually gained 2lbs. What am i doing wrong?

posted Nov 5th, 2010 6:52 pm


Lady

I am a 27 weighting in at 254lbs 5‚??7. Today I started taking Phentermine. My ideal weight for now is 200lbs by Jan but long term would be around 170. I already drink a lot of water (at least a gallon a day) and excise 3x a week; my down fall is that I do eat whatever I want. I am a diabetic so I don‚??t eat a lot of sweets its more of soul food that I love. So I was wondering if there is advice that anyone can give me on what else I need to do.

posted Nov 1st, 2010 1:30 pm


dawn

I started Phentermine Oct.8,2010. I lost 13 ponds as of today. sometimes i get hungery, but for the most part it really curbs my hunger. i work diff. hours a my jod so when i work at 7am i take my pill at 10am like the doctor says. when i work later i take my pill a lilttle later. it works for me! so when im up later im not hungry. i like this pill so far :) THE ONLY DOWN SIDE IS THAT I GET DRY MOUTH.

posted Oct 29th, 2010 2:37 pm


sheila

I first started phentermine in 2007.. on and off, i lost lots of weight, and didnt keep up with my eating and stopped the pill where i gained all the weight. Last yr 2009 i decided to try it again for 4 months and loss lots of weight, and ive been going to the gym 3-4 times per week, im happy with this drug. my doctor said if while on this med. you feel good then your eating too much... i eat lunch and dinner. and have lots of water daily. i eat on a salad plate and at times i cnt even finish my meal... good luck to all

posted Oct 27th, 2010 5:13 pm



angie09

I started mine on sept 18 and lost 9 pounds in the first 10 days. I'm losing slower now but have lost a total of 20 pounds as of today. I take 30 mg once a day. I get a little bit hungry in the afternoon and eat an apple, that seems to be enough to hold me until supper. I have been writing down all food I eat and the calories. I have lowered my caloric intake to around 800-900 a day. I just can't eat that much anymore. I recommend sticking with it and watching what you eat. Good Luck to all!

posted Oct 15th, 2010 10:37 am


Candace

HI! I have been on phentermine for 1 week now!! I have been eating ok and have been working out 3-4 times a week! I have not lost even one pound, im kinda bummed! :( I have had friends that have used tne med and have lost 5-7 lbs a week. I am on 15 mg once a day! I was wondering if maybe I need a higher dose for it to work for me? it does help control my hunger, but I'm find my self starving sometimes. Does anyone have any suggestions????? Thank you!

posted Oct 14th, 2010 9:38 pm



 

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