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Phendimetrazine for Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) User Reviews

Brand names: Bontril PDM

Phendimetrazine has an average rating of 8.3 out of 10 from a total of 137 reviews for the treatment of Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight). 81% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 9% reported a negative experience.

Phendimetrazine rating summary

8.3/10 average rating

137 ratings from 151 user reviews.

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Reviews for Phendimetrazine

  • GEORG...
  • February 12, 2014

Bontril Slow Release (phendimetrazine) "When I was 33, I weighed 185 lbs. At only 5'3", I was extremely overweight. I had never had a weight problem before, My average weight was between 125 and 130. After four months of staying home and not going out at all, I put on weight fast! I started taking Bontril and changed everything: Didn't eat after 6, stopped drinking soda, avoided fried foods, no fast food, used smaller plates for smaller portions, and drank lots of water. In three months, I got down to 122 lbs. I loved it! I tried it a second time in 2012 with no results. It was a stressful time for me. I am now trying it again and have lost 12 lbs in 2 weeks. It's a great product for weight loss! The only side effect I ever experienced was mild constipation when I didn't drink enough water."

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  • kirkl...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • September 3, 2013

Bontril Slow Release (phendimetrazine) "When I started taking phendimetrazine, I was at 200 lbs! I was down 60 lbs after only 4 months. I really miss this medicine as it really gave me the right amount of energy I needed to keep a healthy regime going. I have a military doctor now, and they will only prescribe orlistat. Phendimetrazine was life-changing for me in a positive way."

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  • Laura...
  • May 10, 2014

"I'm 40 years old, very active, eat right but couldn't shed the pounds. I'm 5'3, 178 lbs. I started taking the medicine on Tuesday. It's now Saturday and I lost 10 pounds! You have to keep drinking water, make sure you eat within 45 minutes of taking the medicine, and eat 5 times a day. You won't want to, but make sure you do. I haven't experienced any side effects except a little headache, nothing bad enough where I wanted to stop taking it. I wish I would've started this months ago!"

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  • Anonymous
  • May 28, 2009

Bontril Slow Release (phendimetrazine) "Previous user of Adipex (phentermine), which would work great for the first few weeks, but then totally wear off, not to mention the side effects (insomnia, heart palpitations, constipation, anxiety) were annoying to deal with. Switched to Bontril and am so happy I did. I feel calm and focused. It's the oddest thing to not have to 'stress' over counting calories and choosing good food options. It just sort of is a perk with Bontril. One tip: drink lots of water. Bontril, water and clean eating dropped 8.7 pounds off me in a week. One of the best parts is going to bed and being able to sleep, which was hard with Adipex."

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  • Adri...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 1, 2016

"I just have to say taking Phendimetrazine was the only way I could lose weight. Obviously, diet and walking 4 times a week for half an hour. I didn't have side effects, except for dry mouth and a lot of energy, which was very good. Anyway, I was with a physician-supervised weight-loss program but I never had a problem. I lost 91 pounds in five months. Simply... amazing!"

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  • Momof...
  • September 24, 2015

Bontril Slow Release (phendimetrazine) "I only took Bontril 105mg for 2 months. I started out at 250lbs! I went to buy new clothes and was in a size 18, so depressing! I started out on Bontril 35mg, that did nothing for me so they bumped it up. I did stop drinking cold drinks and only water. I did not even drink tea. I ate a high-protein diet - beef jerky, cheese, and yogurt. They told me 1200 calories but that felt impossible! I did exercise the first month but slacked in the second. I lost 50 pounds total in those 2 months. Thereafter I did not gain my appetite back and got all the way down to 162 pounds. This medicine is absolutely amazing! It's been over 2 years and I just started gaining some of the weight back due to the depo shot, I will definitely be going back to Bontril."

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  • Dange...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 31, 2017

Bontril Slow Release (phendimetrazine) "My wife was prescribed Bontril as she was a bit overweight about a year after having our child. Three months later, she started having significant side effects which resulted in a full blown psychosis. Despite no prior mental issues, she was diagnosed with Schizo-Effective disorder at 32 years old, very late for a normal diagnosis of the sort. Two visits to a mental health facility and four years later, she managed to return to the dermatologist who prescribed (and distributed out of his office) the medicine. Two months later she was dead. The autopsy was inconclusive and we are currently awaiting toxicology to confirm. Be very cautious of taking this medication."

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  • Anonymous
  • February 18, 2012

Adipost (phendimetrazine) "Better concentration, increased motivation and mobility, eliminated food cravings, faster acting digestion and fluid loss, increased thirst, increased weight loss and inches, moderate increase in blood pressure, increase in overall physical stamina, and a significant decrease in depression."

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  • Big...
  • February 4, 2019

"I have been on the 35 mg 2x a day for 2 days and I have no appetite at all. I am very focused, have tons of energy and feel amazing. I have a heart issue that my doctor is aware of and this dosage does not make me feel jittery at all. I don’t even know what my starting weight was as I was to embarrassed to look at the scale, but feel I need to lose close to 50 lbs. only negative...not tired!!!"

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  • Kellie
  • October 24, 2013

Bontril PDM (phendimetrazine) "I have been on Bontril for quite a few months now and have lost 30+ pounds. It's been very stubborn but has come off slowly. I don't eat much anymore and it takes very little to fill me up. My energy levels are about the same, and occasionally I will have insomnia. I wish I knew what to do to make it come off faster. I exercise and drink lots of water. I get weighed in every other week and have always lost weight; it's just only a pound here or there. But I have to say this is the only product that I've actually lost weight on, so I'm just thankful for that even if it's slow. Overall, I'm just thankful I'm losing weight. I'm a 5'8 240-pound female."

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  • heart...
  • September 24, 2013

"I suffer from degenerative disc disease, depression secondary to that, GERD, and old-lady disease. I can barely walk 50% of the time without pain or extreme effort it seems. I take Cymbalta and Vicodin for chronic pain, as well as naproxen sodium. Without phendimetrazine 105mg time-released or phentermine 37.5mg, I wouldn't have enough umph to get moving to just do some of the activities of daily living. It is an excellent medicine for weight loss or even weight maintenance. It is further an excellent medicine to counteract the side effects of pain medication; and thus, it should be classified as a medication for this use also, not only for weight loss."

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  • Lusci...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 7, 2013

Bontril PDM (phendimetrazine) "I am 5'6" and was 190 lbs. when I started this medicine. I began taking this medication 3 weeks ago as part of the Doctor G's Weight Loss Program. At the end of 2 weeks, I was down 9 pounds. I don't get weighed again until Week 4. I have not been hungry at all. I am only taking half the recommended dose because I truly believe that taking medication is never healthy. However, I am in the military and need to lose weight for this year's waist measurement. A hysterectomy has really screwed things up for me."

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  • Atlan...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 10, 2014

Bontril Slow Release (phendimetrazine) "I took this a while back and lost 16 lbs in one month. I wanted to try the Belviq instead, so the doctor prescribed that. It made me dizzy and disoriented, so I started back on the Bontril again. This time around, I'm doing the Atkins diet along with it, so I should be ready to go to Cozumel in January. This stuff is great."

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  • Tripa...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 4, 2013

"I have been taking phendimetrazine 105 capsule for about 3 weeks. I am on a 3 month cycle and I am not going to weigh myself until the 3 months are up. I am 6'1" and 298lbs. I put on 98 pounds in 18 months due to various stress related issues in my life ranging from a new house to a new baby and the death of my father. So now I am on the road to recovery and need to get back into shape. People are telling me I look like I lost weight and I can tell that my pants are fitting a little loser and my shirts aren't as tight, so I guess its working. I don't have any real side effects I already suffer from anxiety and the pill does not really get me anxious so that's a plus. I am going to continue with the medication and hopefully lose 100lbs."

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  • Kelya...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • May 26, 2016

"I joined weight loss program and I take this medication 1 pill at 6am and 1 pill at 11am. It really suppresses my appetite well. I weight in every Wednesday and my weight loss for the Month of May totals 26.4lbs week#1 10.2lbs - no exercise week#2 4.2lbs- no exercise week#3 7.2lbs- 2 days of exercise week#4 4.8lbs - 4 days of exercise Overall the medication works well with a high protein diet and minimal exercise."

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  • Tecuso
  • March 6, 2018

"I took PhenD 1 a day 30 min before breakfast a year ago for 3 months- went from 168lb to 126lb in 3 mnths. It curved my appetite & gave me energy. Dr 1st prescribed Pherermine but the side affects were bad, tried PhenD & they are AMAZING! I maintained 126 lbs for a year then lost my job. Unemployed & depressed I gained 10 lbs back. NOPE! I HAVE LOOKED & FELT TOO GOOD OVER THE LAST YEAR. Just went back on PhenD yesterday & already feel it working- No more stress eating! I hope 2 drop the lbs and keep off forever! I’m 42 & with PhenD I’m in the best shape of my life. No exercise other than my regular busy schedule & my blood work has never been better. I highly recommend this to anyone who has trouble losing weight. I was tiny my entire life but after a hysterectomy I gained 40+ Other than surgery scars, I am now very proud of my body. PhenD will put 15 yrs back on your life & it’s affordable- only $29 per month w/o ins. My food intake cost more than that prior to PhenD"

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  • Jodine
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 11, 2013

Bontril Slow Release (phendimetrazine) "I started Bontril 6/17/13, the first week I lost 10lbs, I eat clean, I exercise 3 days a week. Side effects insomnia: only if I don't exercise, decrease appetite, increase energy, slight headache, haven't lost any additional pounds."

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  • Best...
  • January 17, 2011

Bontril Slow Release (phendimetrazine) "I have been on Bontril since December 28th, 2010. I am pleased to say that I have lost 7 pounds the first week and 6 pounds the second week, and tomorrow will be 3 weeks and I have lost 3 this week. In total, I have lost 16 pounds so far. I have experienced dry mouth, suppressed appetite, and headaches. However, none of them bad enough to make me stop yet. When I look in the mirror, I am so pleased. I started out at 171 pounds and now am at 155 pounds. Every day I am excited to see what my scale says once I get up. I would recommend this to anyone that needs to lose weight. LOTS of WATER will make you feel full, so it is very much needed. I haven't been able to exercise yet due to an injury in my back."

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  • JCNT
  • January 23, 2012

"I had gained a bit of weight during menopause (about 20 lbs.). I am 5'3" and I now weigh 140 lbs. I did get down to 135 lbs. but have gained back a couple of pounds. I wanted to share my experience to see if anyone else noticed the same. I went to Medi Weight Loss Clinic where I was given this medicine for only a few weeks because I wasn't that overweight. What I noticed was the increase of energy, that I had lost after menopause. I also lost all hot flashes, night sweats, and irritability. After not taking the medicine for a couple of weeks, all menopause symptoms came back. My friend had the same happen to her. I think it would be great for menopause."

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  • MassieK
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 30, 2016

"I have been on Phendimetrazine as well as a natural thyroid pill since July. I have lost a total of 35 lbs, but I have changed my diet dramatically. I do not eat any bad carbs. I have also completely cut out sugar, and only drink water. I do believe that I could've lost this weight with my diet change alone, because I have already done so in the past. Now on my 3rd month, I have noticed that I am very irritable. I have been having a lot of anxiety and depression. I find myself having difficulty breathing feeling as what I am assuming is a panic attack. I feel as though I cannot swallow at times. I also find myself overcome with extreme sadness and get mad and feel violent. Also feel as I am going a little insane. BE CAUTIOUS."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 19, 2012

"I just started phendimetrazine yesterday. I was given the 35mg dose and split the tab in half and took it around 10 am. I have taken Phentermine in the past, and it makes me feel very jittery and gives me headaches. I didn't experience this at all with phendimetrazine! I'm so pleased. I didn't even think about food and had to force myself to eat lunch. By dinner time, it was starting to wear off, so I was able to eat but still not all that hungry. I went to bed at 10 pm and was able to fall right to sleep. I'm 5'10' and weighed 174 lbs at my weigh-in yesterday, and today I was already down 2 lbs. I'm hoping to lose 15 lbs total, and I feel very optimistic!"

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  • Angsue
  • January 8, 2016

"So far so Great! I can't believe I found something that works for me! I'm 51 years old I have been over weight for 17 years! I was always able to control my weight before with weight watcher and Exercise but the pounds kept coming on! I got up to 250 and now I am down to 228 in 2 months!! What I can't believe is this is with no Exercise but I have Lots of energy! I do have some side effects with the biggest being insomnia so sometimes I'll skip a dose if I think I haven't been getting enough sleep and that helps some.. But the biggest part is the Energy and working all day without a nap or feeling tired! I don't want to go off it until I get to my goal weight how long can I stay on this medicine? I heard 3 months but that kinda scares me."

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  • Itzur...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 5, 2012

"I took this medication several years ago. 135 mg at 10 am, 35 mg at 3 pm. I initially lost 55 lbs in 3 months. I stopped and gained it back (due to poor eating and lack of activity). I started again last week and have already lost 7 lbs in 6 days. I have not worked out at all. I have adjusted my eating habits: lots of water, no junk food, leaner meats, fruits, and veggies. Stay occupied with something other than eating and you will lose weight. If I stay at 7 lbs a week, that will be around 60 lbs before I go on my cruise in September! Hope I can keep the momentum up. Good luck all!"

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  • Anonymous
  • July 9, 2009

"I have been taking this now for two months. I am currently at 31 lbs weight loss and I feel better than ever. It works great as an appetite suppressant. I don't have any of those carbohydrate cravings and my energy and focus are through the roof. I have no jitters, restlessness, or any of the side effects mentioned. I am very happy with this product. In addition to the medication, I have been on a high-protein, low-fat, low-carb diet with occasional exercise. I try to exercise at least 3 days a week, but it usually ends up being 1 to 2 days a week because something always comes up. I have been on diets and pills for 15 years and this is the first thing that has ever worked for me and been pleasant too. Would recommend to anyone."

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  • Joeya...
  • April 8, 2017

"I started taking this on Feb 9, 2017. It is now April 8, 2017. Two months on this medicine I have lost 18 pounds with 11 pounds going in the first 4 weeks. At first I only took half what I was prescribed which is 2 pills three times a day. On the 4th day I was sooooo hungry I went ahead and ate a bunch of junk food, but it still wasn't what I normally ate. It has decreased my desire to eat everything I see all the time and all but killed my insatiable hunger. I have been overweight starting in 2001. I am barely 5 foot tall and weighing 209 pounds is just bad. I have thyroid disease and arthritis along with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Most days it is a chore to go from my bed to the chair downstairs. This is helping me."

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