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Review: could Phentermine cause Cough?

Summary: Cough is found among people who take Phentermine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Pondimin, and have Pain.

We study 11,019 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.

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Phentermine

Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from 13,051 Phentermine users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,681 Cough patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 11,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine. Among them, 117 people (1.06%) have Cough.

Trend of Cough in Phentermine reports

Time on Phentermine when people have Cough * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cough40.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Phentermine * :

FemaleMale
Cough89.34%10.66%

Age of people who have Cough when taking Phentermine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cough0.00%0.00%0.00%7.78%25.56%33.33%23.33%10.00%

Severity of Cough when taking Phentermine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cough0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Cough ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cough0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (4 people, 3.42%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 1.71%)
  3. Weight loss (2 people, 1.71%)
  4. Weight control (1 people, 0.85%)
  5. Weight increased - need to be controlled (1 people, 0.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pondimin (106 people, 90.60%)
  2. Redux (37 people, 31.62%)
  3. Fastin (21 people, 17.95%)
  4. Prozac (16 people, 13.68%)
  5. Paxil (15 people, 12.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    From what I have read on all the sites...the only way "WE" are going to get help with issues like these...is by sharing with one another. Not one of the individuals that I speak of has had any positive help with their side effects from their doctors. Am I pissed off??? You bet I am. As for depression...that only comes in small doses for me.....like yesterday...when my body hurt me so badly...my cough was out of control...I had difficulty breathing...and I could not stand on my own two feet without holding on. That moment in time has passed...but for how long??? What will I be hit with next??? When???
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