Who have Sudden death with Phentermine - from FDA reports


Sudden death is found among people who take Phentermine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ionamin, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 12,202 people who have side effects when taking Phentermine from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 16, 2019

12,202 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine.
Among them, 76 people (0.62%) have Sudden death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Phentermine cause Sudden death?

Time on Phentermine when people have Sudden death *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sudden death when taking Phentermine *:

  • female: 54.17 %
  • male: 45.83 %

Age of people who have Sudden death when taking Phentermine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 7.89 %
  • 30-39: 18.42 %
  • 40-49: 23.68 %
  • 50-59: 26.32 %
  • 60+: 23.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 4 people, 5.26%
  2. Pain: 4 people, 5.26%
  3. Weight Decreased: 2 people, 2.63%
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 2 people, 2.63%
  5. Headache (pain in head): 2 people, 2.63%
  6. Drug Abuse And Dependence: 2 people, 2.63%
  7. Migraine (headache): 2 people, 2.63%
  8. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 2 people, 2.63%
  9. Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life): 1 person, 1.32%
  10. Blood Testosterone Decreased: 1 person, 1.32%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Ionamin: 6 people, 7.89%
  2. Diazepam: 4 people, 5.26%
  3. Alprazolam: 4 people, 5.26%
  4. Dilaudid: 3 people, 3.95%
  5. Yaz: 3 people, 3.95%
  6. Synthroid: 3 people, 3.95%
  7. Ibuprofen: 3 people, 3.95%
  8. Cymbalta: 3 people, 3.95%
  9. Fluoxetine: 3 people, 3.95%
  10. Etodolac: 3 people, 3.95%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Drug Abuse And Dependence: 11 people, 14.47%
  2. Pain: 5 people, 6.58%
  3. Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs): 4 people, 5.26%
  4. Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life): 3 people, 3.95%
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 3 people, 3.95%
  6. Constipation: 2 people, 2.63%
  7. Heart Attack: 2 people, 2.63%
  8. Itching: 2 people, 2.63%
  9. Gallstones (stone formation by bile component): 2 people, 2.63%
  10. Lung Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour of lung): 2 people, 2.63%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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