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Review: could Phentermine cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Pondimin, and have Depression.

We study 11,019 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA and social media. Among them, 85 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 13,051 Phentermine users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)

On Feb, 24, 2015: 11,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine. Among them, 85 people (0.77%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Phentermine reports

Time on Phentermine when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain10.00%30.00%10.00%20.00%10.00%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain87.21%12.79%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%1.67%10.00%20.00%38.33%28.33%1.67%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Phentermine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain10.00%40.00%30.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (12 people, 14.12%)
  2. Pain (9 people, 10.59%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (5 people, 5.88%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 4.71%)
  5. Insomnia (4 people, 4.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pondimin (28 people, 32.94%)
  2. Prozac (19 people, 22.35%)
  3. Zoloft (15 people, 17.65%)
  4. Xenical (14 people, 16.47%)
  5. Redux (14 people, 16.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can i take diclofenac sodium with my phentermine pills.
    I take the phentermine pills for my weightloss and the diclofenac for my back pain but I am not sure if you can mix the two together.
  • Can i take phentermine with amlodipine besylate?
    I informed the doctor that I was taking the blood pressure med and really wanted to lose weight but need a little help. Put me on B12 shots 1x per week and phentermine 1x per day along w/ multi-vit.
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    In the past I have taken the birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and have never had any problems. I just switched to the generic brand, Tri-sprintec. I have now officially been taking Tri-Sprintec for 2 months. I recently started to notice that my appetite has increased and I've been eating A LOT more than normal; I have definitely started to gain weight. I also have been a lot more tired than usual.
  • Bisoprolol ,ive gained 56 pounds
    i had a triple by pass,and was prescribed bisoprolol.since taking it i have gained 4 stones in weight ,ive tried diets ,exercise nothing takes the weight off ,should i stop the tablets.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I've previously been on both Adderall and Phentermine, at different times. I experienced very drastic and noticeable effectiveness. The phentermine helped with weight loss significantly and the Adderall greatly increased my energy levels, self-confidence, elevated mood, and higher concentration and brain activity. I was not on any other medications at the time, though I did need to take melatonin occasionally to help me sleep. Now, I had not been on Adderall or phentermine for about a year, but I was put on Adderall again several months ago. This was about a month after my brother died, so obviously I was experiencing (and still am) grief and depression. I was put on 40mg (twice as much as I used to be on) of Adderall in addition to seroquel XR and Lamictal. I felt like a slug all the time, I felt physically hungrier, and lethargic and apathetic. The adderall did nothing to help these symptoms. I am now on 60mg of Adderall and 37.5mg of Phentermine for weight loss and neither have shown any affectiveness, mentally or physically. My appetite is just as bad, and my brain isn't functioning fast at all. None of the affects of adderall I used to experiences, like increased energy levels, elevated mood, decreased appetite, increased brain activity, and increased self-confidence are present now, and I'm on more adderall than I was on before AND phentermine at the same time!! What's going on?? Both my ADD and weight gain are causing me to become increasingly self-conscious and depressed. Also, it doesn't help that my ridiculous amount of mood stabilizers make me apathetic and detached. I'm under 18 so I'm required to take the medications prescribed to me, but I don't know what to do or why the stimulants aren't effective anymore. HELP!!

    Reply

    nobpdy important on Dec, 19, 2014:

    Just saying but u must have been taking vyvanse instead of adderall because the highest mg of adderall is 30mg. If u were taking 40mg and 60mg u must have been taking vyvanse which goes all the way up to 100mg

    Reply

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