The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Compare all 48 medications used in the treatment of Obesity.
Reviews for Adipex-P to treat Obesity
Review by nicklechick:
I tried Adipex before I got pregnant with my third baby, and I lost almost twenty pounds in a month with this combined with Atkins diet. I did notice that my body started getting used to them so on Monday when I get them I will only take them five days a week. I really hope they help me again I really want to wear a bathing suit this summer.
I am 5'5", and 31 yo. I have been overweight my whole life. Even as a child. At my heaviest I weighed 256lbs. I could hardly make it up and down the stairs. That is when I started taking Adipex. I am now 149lbs, and feel amazing! I know that there are side effects with every medicine, but there are also side effects to being overweight. Honestly, it is not easy to being weaned off. You have to work hard everyday, not to cave into the cravings, and keep active. It gave me the edge I needed to make that life change. Other friends that have tried using Adipex, but could no stick to the diet and exercise plan and lost little to no weight! You need to want to make the change, the pills just help.
66 users found this comment helpful.
I am just over halfway through my 3 month Adipex regimen and am feeling great. For anyone struggling with weight loss, I highly recommend asking your doctor about Adipex. My physician was very quick to prescribe it as soon as I asked about it, as he could tell I did my research. I am 5'5, 25 y/o, and started at 193.5lbs.
The biggest pro about this medication is that it almost completely rid me of my uncontrollable cravings (I don't even think about chocolate anymore). With that out of the way, I am now able to more easily make healthy changes to my lifestyle. I have started eating more vegan-like and making being active part of my daily life. So far I am down 19.7 pounds. I feel like myself again!
59 users found this comment helpful.
Started my first dose Thursday 4/25 weighing 222lbs. Today 4/30 I am at 209.5. That's a 12.5 lb loss in 6 days! Can't wait to see where I'm at on day 30! Only side effect I had was trouble sleeping. Started taking Unisom and problem solved. I never got dry mouth because I drink close to a gallon of water a day. So far so good so I'm going to keep on keeping on!
56 users found this comment helpful.
I have been using Adipex for 6 wks almost 7 and I have lost 28 pds. My starting weight was 212lbs. I am now 184lbs. My goal is to be 150lbs. Only exercising a couple days a wk. Hope to be there soon! I am not hungry, I eat because I have to. The only side effect I have is dry mouth so far.
61 users found this comment helpful.
Review by StillWorking2LoseIt (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Adipex(phentermine) is great for weight loss. I did experience minor side effects (i.e. dry mouth, insomnia.) I have taken this medicine on and off for several years. I noticed rapid weight loss the first time I took it, losing over 30 pounds in the first month. I was 202lbs when I took it the first time and after only 1 month I was down to about 170lbs. I went off of the medicine for several months, didn't exercise and returned to my original eating habits, regaining all of the weight plus some. The second time I took it I didn't experience the same rapid weight loss I had with the first attempt, only getting down to about 182lbs. Going for try #3 but will do it right this time with exercise and diet change for life!
47 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Smallerthanb4 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I started dieting on my own in late June of 2012. When I started I weighed about 337lbs. On my own using Visalia shakes I lost about 20lbs. In August of 2012 I started taking Adipex-P 37.5mg. As of today Nov 9, 2012, I am down to 271#. Adipex is great for giving you an advantage and I am really happy with it, but I have made and continue to make better food choices. I cut out all sodas, even diet. I try to eat healthy small meals. I still eat carbs, but I try to limit them. Eventually I plan on eliminating sugar as well. I am never going back to where I was and I plan on exercising and pushing myself for at least another 100-120lbs!
48 users found this comment helpful.
I have tried all the fad diets to no avail. I've tried over the counter weight loss pills and nothing has worked since stacker 3 original formula was banned. I was told I would only get Adipex for 3 months. My third check up is tomorrow and I've lost 50lbs so far. The pill is starting to feel like it's losing it's effectiveness. Tomorrow I am going to start a 10 day break in hopes that when I start back up it will be as effective as the first month. I've got another 40 to go, so hopefully it works. It's been great, though. 50 lbs in 2 months when nothing else helped before is very impressive. It's nice hearing all the compliments on the weight loss too.
57 users found this comment helpful.
This is a very good method for weight loss. I actually loss 43lbs using this pill along with exercise. It really gives you energy. This is really my 3rd time on this pill. But once your body gets used to it it does not work as well. But overall I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to lose weight.
31 users found this comment helpful.
I went to a very expensive weight loss clinic. I followed a strict eating plan while I took the medicine. I'm over 50 and nothing has worked for me for the last 8 years. It was because of the Adipex. I lost 25 lbs in 12 weeks. I have been maintaining for 5 weeks now. I still follow the strict eating plan, but not being on the medicine, I'm not losing weight. I wanted to make sure I could maintain the loss. I'm going to my PCP later this month and am going to do another round and lose the final 10-15 lbs that I need to lose. This medicine just "shuts your mouth", that's the best way to describe it. It does give you energy, it focuses your mind. I was worried about how I would feel after stopping, I weaned for about 5 days with a half pill.
35 users found this comment helpful.
My highest weight has been 339lbs and I am a 5'7. I have always been overweight since 1st grade. I have degenerative joint disease and have had 6 knee surgeries. I decided to get weight loss surgery after I found out the discs in my spine were degenerating. I started my 3 month physician weight loss requirement per my insurance. My doctor gave me Adipex and put me on weight watchers. I lost 17lbs in 1 month. I do not exercise because it is painful. I have done weight watchers in the past, but this time it has been easy because I am "HUNGRY" is gone. My craving for sweets all the time is gone also. It truly WORKS!! The only negative is dry mouth.
20 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking it for almost 2 months now and I lost 9 lbs the first month and had a lot more energy and the second month I haven't lost anything and no energy. I have had constipation cramps and dry mouth and insomnia. I have to go to the doctor once a month for a check up and a new prescriptions my goal is to lose 30lbs but at this rate I am not going to make it I walk 3 miles a day at a brisk walk and do a cardio work out 3 times a week but can't seem to lose the weight like everyone else who have commented on this board.
24 users found this comment helpful.
Started taking Adipex-P 4 weeks ago. Cons: Constipation and really bad bouts of Insomnia - better as time has gone on. Do not take with a blood pressure pill/water pill - you will feel like crap and your heart will try to burst through your ribcage.
Pros: Lost 31 pounds. 17 pounds - yes 17 pounds in 1 week though I do attribute that to the Adipex-P Blood Pressure/water pill. I found I could not take both at the same time or on the same day so I stopped taking the blood pressure pill. My blood pressure is down to where it should be.
Working out 4-5 times a week. 4-5 miles of cardio per workout plus weights. Probably cut my daily calorie intake by half.
I plan on taking the pill for a max of 3 months so by summer I should be off the pill but still have a more active life.
24 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking Adipex-P 37.5 mg on July 17, 2010 at 252 lbs. It increased my energy level and suppressed my appetite a great deal. I did experience dry mouth at first but it subsided in a few days. At a weigh in with my wonderful doctor on August 5, 2010 I lost 11 lbs. My doctor started me with taking the medication for 2 months and then one month off until January 2012 and I now take the medication for 1 month and I'm off of it for 2 months. I am hungrier when I'm off the medication but I have learned what portion sizes and types of foods to eat and have done pretty well maintaining. You have to have determination and willpower for the rest of your life. By the way, it's now April 7, 2012 and I weigh 148 lbs. I have lost 104 lbs.
64 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Adipex for 11 days now and I have lost 11 pounds. I am so happy. I really can't believe it. I keep checking the scale because I have never been able to lose weight this fast. I have been doing light exercise but nothing to hard. I weighed 305lbs when I started now I weigh 294lbs. My short term goal is to lose 20lbs by the time I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks, but my long term goal is to lose 100lbs.
24 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking Adipex on 3/6/2012 and today it 3/27/2012 I weighed in at 188lbs and now I'm 178lbs. I used to crave bread late at night that would wake me up out of my sleep but after taking this medication I haven't even had a craving. I work out at least 5x a week mainly cardio and light weights. So far I'm happy with the medication with the only side effect is dry mouth so I drink more water. My goal weight is 127lbs so I will see how it goes. It gives me lots of energy and if I don't take it I still don't feel hungry for at least 2 days.
17 users found this comment helpful.
I was at my wits end with trying to lose weight. My doctor prescribed Adipex. I started on October 11/2011 as 01/2012 I have lost a total of 45 pounds! I weighed 259 I'm now 215 I would like to lose a total of 104 pounds. I am very healthy, workout out five days a week using a combination if walking /running five miles, high impact cardio, weights, and household chores.
I love the new me. My advice is please don't depend solely on the pill you must do your part.
33 users found this comment helpful.
I started Adipex June 17th and its now July 1st. My starting weigh in was 268 and 2 weeks later I weigh 240. I take half a pill when I wake up then another half around 2pm. It has suppressed my appetite so much it's crazy. I never realized how much I was eating before. It is important to exercise regularly. I have noticed with this pill that just looking at carbs makes me nauseous. I love lasagna and my mother made some but I just couldn't eat it. Also I have been drinking a ton of water because the dry mouth side effect has hit me hard. Overall yes I am excited with my weight loss. I just hope it keeps up at this rate. 100 lbs to go!
28 users found this comment helpful.
The first week I took Adipex I lost 10 pounds, it helped that I ran every morning but I was always edgy. I would work work work and had no desire to eat. Best diet pill so far. I've read that it's habit forming so I plan on taking it 3 weeks on and 2 weeks off and I must say that I agree with the person who said when you are off the medication it makes you want to eat eat eat. The best thing to do is probably prepare for your withdrawal by equipping yourself with only low fat foods every where in your house so that you are not gaining every thing back. By the way.. WATER/hydration is a must!
34 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking the generic version 6 months ago. I had to go to my doctor every two weeks for a weigh-in and to "earn" another prescription (had to show some weight loss). The first two days were the hardest with nausea. I felt tired but had insomnia. I did lose 9 lbs the first 2 weeks, but after that I have only lost about 1-1.5 lbs/week. I began working out 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes to improve muscle tone and cardio fitness. The dry mouth and constipation were bad, so I began taking the pill every other day which really helped. I did not notice any increase in appetite. So far I have lost 40 lbs. My Doctor is thrilled and said I can continue with skipping 2-3 days. I plan on stopping when I hit 50 lb loss. I want to lose 100lbs total.
13 users found this comment helpful.
I started this medication August 27th 2010...a few days ago. I normally wouldn't tell anyone what I weigh, but I'll tell you all, 263 pounds. I'm 21 I have high cholesterol. I just decided one day that I had enough. So, I made the appointment at my local bariatric clinic. She gave me a combination of Phentermine and Phendimet, as well as a thyroid pill. The first day taking the medication was weird. Cold sweats, nervous but, I did day two and I felt just fine. A little headache, I'm not sure if it was medication that did it, or my lack of caffeine. I stopped drinking Dr.Pepper. I haven't taken it that long, only three days. But, I feel good and I am already eating better. I know when I am full. I hope this was helpful to someone.
35 users found this comment helpful.
Though this pill works great you find that after you stop taking it your appetite comes back and so does the weight. There is no miracle medicine out there. I will say for a quick fix such as an upcoming event its perfect but for lifetime no. The only true way is through diet and exercise for long term effects.
30 users found this comment helpful.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Data sources include Micromedex™ (updated Dec 30th, 2013), Cerner Multum™ (updated Jan 17th, 2014), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated Mar 2nd, 2014) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.