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 10,970 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 has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in lipids abnormal. (view latest outcomes from 13,009 users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 10,959 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine. Among them, 85 people (0.78%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Phentermine when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||10.00%||30.00%||10.00%||20.00%||10.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Phentermine * :
|Weight gain||87.21%||12.79% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Phentermine * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||1.67%||10.00%||20.00%||38.33%||28.33%||1.67% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Phentermine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||10.00%||40.00%||30.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (12 people, 14.12%)
- Pain (9 people, 10.59%)
- Fibromyalgia (5 people, 5.88%)
- Hypothyroidism (4 people, 4.71%)
- Insomnia (4 people, 4.71%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Pondimin (28 people, 32.94%)
- Prozac (19 people, 22.35%)
- Zoloft (15 people, 17.65%)
- Xenical (14 people, 16.47%)
- Redux (14 people, 16.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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