Review: could Phentermine cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Phentermine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Pondimin, and have Depression . We study 11,182 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA and social media. Among them, 105 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Phentermine

Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from Phentermine 14,165 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 114,276 Weight gain patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

11,182 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine.
Among them, 105 people (0.94%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Phentermine cause Weight gain?

Time on Phentermine when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 30.77 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Phentermine *:

  • female: 88.89 %
  • male: 11.11 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Phentermine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.74 %
  • 20-29: 12.33 %
  • 30-39: 21.92 %
  • 40-49: 30.14 %
  • 50-59: 26.03 %
  • 60+: 6.85 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Phentermine **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 25.0 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 25.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (17 people, 16.19%)
  • Pain (16 people, 15.24%)
  • Weight Decreased (11 people, 10.48%)
  • Fibromyalgia (8 people, 7.62%)
  • Insomnia (7 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Pondimin (25 people, 23.81%)
  • Prozac (19 people, 18.10%)
  • Zoloft (15 people, 14.29%)
  • Redux (14 people, 13.33%)
  • Wellbutrin (12 people, 11.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (29 people, 27.62%)
  • Chest Pain (22 people, 20.95%)
  • Dyspnoea Nos (18 people, 17.14%)
  • Nausea (17 people, 16.19%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (15 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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