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User Reviews for Adipex-P to treat Weight Loss

Adipex-P has an average rating of 8.9 out of 10 from a total of 391 ratings for the treatment of Weight Loss. 86% of those users who reviewed Adipex-P reported a positive effect, while 4% reported a negative effect.

Adipex-P Rating Summary

8.9/10 average rating

391 ratings from 442 user reviews.

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Reviews for Adipex-P

SJ · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 3, 2021

“Teva changed adipex formula (no blue dots anymore) and although they say that was the only change, these are worthless. Not only did the cost go up, but they are ineffective. I spent $600 for 90 supply!!! I have to take 3 whole pills to get any effect whereas the pills with blue dots 1 to 1.5 was sufficient. All it does is make my face super hot and makes me super tired. I have called and reported it to teva also, but nothing is being done. Not ok to do this to consumers and take advantage like this.”

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Sunny · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 2, 2021

“I started it in March 2021 and lost 10 pounds it’s May 1, 2021 but gave me headaches every day so I had to stop taking it it did curb my appetite and gave me lots of energy works good but just not for me”

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Anonymous February 23, 2021

“Works very good . Very good at not being hungry at all, So hope I can keep it this why love it, no problems at all yet and I've been taking it for 2 weeks .”

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Michelle RR April 12, 2017

“I took Adipex for 1 year and lost 90lbs. I changed my eating habits and starting doing light exercise 3 days a week. I've been off Adipex for 3 months and haven't gained any weight back. Just stick with a healthy eating plan and you will not gain. Medications should be used as a tool if you don't change your eating habits then you can gain all the weight back. *sidenote...please stop writing reviews when you haven't taken the medication or just started the medication. The purpose of a review is to give your opinion on a product after using it for some time. Announcing that your doctor has prescribed Adipex isn't a review and it isn't helpful for people who are looking for reviews on this website..rant over..”

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SheilaD February 11, 2020

“Started Adipex 11 days ago, weighed myself today and have lost 11 pounds. Started at 181 and am now 170. Going through menopause and have spent the last two years in the gym unable to lose a pound. Once menopause hit I gained so much that my BMI for the first time put me in an overweight catagory. I asked my Dr. if there was something I could take that helped the work that I already do, actually work. Goal weight is only 155, I'm 5 feet 10 inches tall. The first week she had me take half a pill a day, beginning of second week a full pill. The first day I had a bad headache. I have dry mouth from taking it, but not so bad it's unbearable. I drink a ton of water. It took away my desire to drink coffee and it never gave me the bad coffee withdrawal headaches. I'm eating anywhere from 600-1200 calories. Change your eating habits while on adipex. Take those few months to get your body adjusted to healthy food choices so that it doesn't crave the bad stuff once you're done taking the pills.”

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Michelle · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 16, 2020

“Dooo NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION!! Yes it works for weight loss but it’s not worth the long term side effects . You will end up addicted to this medication, it is a stimulant that increases your dopamine and then depletes it once you stop which makes you severely depressed when you quit . If you have anxiety or might be bipolar don’t take this medication as it can make you very manic , euphoric , and give you a false sense of invincibility . I’m dealing with the effects 10 years later after taking it . I made stupid choices when I was on this medication I regret it everyday of my life .”

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Anonymous October 19, 2008

“I have used this pill off and on for the past 9 years. I have to say it's the BEST pill for losing weight and the ONLY thing that has ever worked for me. I gain at least 60-70 pounds with each pregnancy, so each time I have a child, I have a MASSIVE amount of weight to lose, and each time I take the pill, I go right back down to my size 4 within 4-5 months ( no exercise). My tips, after taking it so long are the following: ALWAYS take way before breakfast--take the first thing in the morning, and if you really want to get results, don't eat any carbs for breakfast. NEVER go from taking one a day to stopping, because you WILL gain it back. You must wean yourself off SLOWLY and you'll be fine. ”

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Lucky one · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 1, 2019

“Started Apidex on April 1, 2019 and lost 10 pounds, I went back to the Dr. April 29th and found out I was pregnant after not being able to conceive in 15 years. Dr. told me that Adipex makes you very fertile so I guess that was a boost to me getting pregnant, but now I’m about gain those 10 pounds right back in the best possible way lol”

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SlimInTheMaking · Taken for less than 1 month September 26, 2014

“I know everyone is looking for a miracle weightloss pill well let me tell you Adipex is not it. Adipex in my opinion is a special."Helper" yes it definetly suppresses your appetite and gives you a boost of energy. But ultimately you have to change your lifestyle to compliment this. I cut out sugary foods, fast foods, fried foods, and carbs. I drink plenty of water, and workout 3 times a a week with cardio. I do 4 and half miles on the treadmill on a 8.0 incline. Tomorrow makes a whole month and I have lost 25lbs total... And I'm going into my second month fighting harder.”

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Tika March 5, 2019

“This pill is a magic pill! Only if you take it the right way. I've experimented with it, over the past year, the two times I've been prescribed it. Its supposed to be taken 3 months on, then 2 months off. I would take advantage of the 2 months off to appreciate the weight you've lost ,and practice discipline and healthy living. What you won't read is, you will gain it back! This pill will give you crazy ENERGY! Use it! The most effective way, I would recommend taking your dose is on an empty stomach, Preferably, as soon as you get up. So If you get up around 6, take your dose. Around 8:30 or 9 eat breakfast. WATER,WATER, WATER! Is your best friend while on this pill. Which will have your glowing skin glowing! If you don't drink water or a low sugar flluids with this pill, you will have dry mouth, mood swings, and irritability. I will guarantee it. Yes, this is my personal experience.”

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fat to phat July 25, 2009

“I have been taking Phentermine for 6 months. I was 250lbs 5'10" male. One day got tired with shortness of breath just taking a shower, that opened my eyes that I needed help. Now I'm 190lbs just taking this miracle medicine and just walk the dog type of exercise. Breakfast - Cheerios/2% lowfat milk and bagels with cream cheese. Lunch - chicken salad or shrimp salad with low fat dressing. Dinner - before 6pm - KFC grilled chicken 2pc. mash potatoes or rice. SNACK - 8pm any real fruit. AVOID ALL SODA EVEN DIET SODA, FRUIT DRINKS, ICE CREAM ANYTHING SWEET. "WATER ONLY!" It will be tough at first but stick to this for 1 month and you have survived. You WILL lose 10-15lbs. CHECK AND RECORD WEIGHT DAILY SAME TIME BEFORE BREAKFAST. GOOD LUCK.”

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Shellyt May 20, 2019

“It does work. You have to work with Adipex though. You have to stay hydrated. You have to eat at least 1000 calories if not 1200 daily. You have to exercise a little. Even if it is just walking. You need to also take it very early and take it around the same time each day. Like 6am. 7am. I would not go past 8am if you are sensitive to medications. Otherwise you will be up all night long ready to run around. You also need to change the foods you eat. We are fat because of what we eat. This is not a magic pill that will melt your fat away. You need to correct yourself for it to really help you on your weight loss journey. This is all common sense. It raises your heart rate up (it's almost like speed). That is what gives you the energy that we are all lacking. For me Adipex is a fantastic appetite suppressant. Good Luck.”

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Twin · Taken for less than 1 month November 8, 2019

“Hi I’m 5 foot even and I’m at my biggest weight ever at 189lbs(I’m considered Obese)!... I just started back taking Adipex today my baby just made a year old and can’t wait to see how I do this time, back in 2010 I began taking Adipex and the first 2 weeks I lost 11lbs, and for the first month altogether I lost 30 lbs. My doctor gave me my rules while taking this medicine and to see the best results, he said plenty of water and cut the starch (rice, potatoes, little Debbie pies and etc...) and your going to loose tremendously, and I did so and I was very pleased with my results! It does work but you have to discipline your eating habits, I would do a smoothie in the morn everyday and lunch, dinner and snacks I would only do pan seared, grilled or baked meat(any meat) and I bunch of fruit and veggies try it and I promise you, you’ll be very please!..”

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RetiredMilitarywyfe · Taken for less than 1 month April 7, 2014

“I was just prescribed Adipex today (FINALLY). Long story short - I was about 30 pounds overweight in 2002 when my husband was deployed to the war. I decided t use that time to LOSE WEIGHT. I got the meds, and in 5 months I had already lost 55 pounds! I was thrilled. I wouldn't send my husband a photo of me, because I wanted to surprise him. Boy was he! He stopped in his tracks and mouthed %u1E84OW Then three years later I got a brain tumor. The cancer medications, and the steroids that I had to take to try to control the tumor, made me GAIN it all back PLUS another 45 pounds! (Plus I lost my hair). Well fast forward about 8 years, I have lost 55 lbs. Doc prescribed Adipex to help get the rest off! Wish me luck!”

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Kristy P. · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 19, 2014

“I started off on the highest mg which is 37.5 and it has worked very well for me. In my first month I had lost 26lbs and in 6 months, I lost a total of 90lbs. I DID NOT EAT HEALTHY NOR DID I EXERCISE. I took a break from it a couple of months back because it's not safe to take it for an extended period of time due to the fact that it takes a toll on your liver. I just got back on it again yesterday. It will cause you to have DRY MOUTH, CONSTIPATION, URGES TO DRINK LOTS OF WATER, ENERGY, ABILITY TO STAY FOCUSED, INSOMNIA, FAST HEART RATE, MOOD SWINGS, NAUSEA AND EASES BODY PAIN. I have a heart murmur and panic attacks so after taking this medication, I notice it gets harder for me to breath as the day goes by.”

9 / 10
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hml1991 January 10, 2015

“I would recommended this diet pill to anyone, it works great and the energy boost allows you to do your daily activities with no drained feeling after. I would advise a daily routine, sit ups, push ups, walking, etc. Of some type. I'm a mother of 2 boys, 4yr & 3 1\2 month old, my stomach has stretched a bit, I was on it after my first son and went from 176 and dropped to 125 and was only on it for 2months, the weight stayed off til my 2nd pregnancy, naturally I gained so I'm now on it again, but due to more stretching my muscles are weaker in my abdomen, if you rely solely on the pill you will loose weight and appear thinner but you will have saggy ecsess skin, you must tighten as you shrink. Chances increase due to rapid weight loss.”

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Yah-Yah October 28, 2008

“I think that Adipex is the best diet pill they have come out with yet. I will swear by this pill. I used to wear a size 18 and now I'm in a size 10. This is no lie , I would even do a commercial for this product. My friends know how big I use to be and now... wow. I have a before and after picture of myself. This pill really does work. Felicia”

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Bloomfever2002 January 28, 2020

“I have been on Adipex for two weeks. My doctor suggested it to help me lose some weight. I was 200 pounds at the start. I am now 194lb after 2 weeks. I take a half a pill a day. I work at a desk all day and would have issues with snacking all afternoon. Now I don't. I force myself to eat some fruit every afternoon or a protein shake. I cant eat a full meal because I feel fuller faster. I have more energy . I have had dry mouth but drinking water is a big help with that, and I drink a lot more water. I do have some heart racing at times but the more water I drink the better that is. Which is good because it did throw me into a few panic attacks. No headaches. I did get insomnia the first two nights but I switched to taking the pill at 10 am instead of noon and that stopped. I started exercising so hope to see more weight drop off. My goal weight is 145. but Y am only taking this until my bottle is gone.”

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ZPaulIsShrinkingfast October 15, 2014

“I started Adipex-P nine months ago and I've consistently lost weight. When I weighed in at the Dr.s today, I am down 20.6lbs since last month! I've lost a total of 83lbs and was approved for my left knee replacement on Nov 18. When that heals, we do the other one. I have battled obesity my whole life- had gastroplasty (stomach stapling) back in the early 80s and I've lost and gained hundred pounds during time periods in my life and I've got hope now that there may be a light at the end of the Tunnel. When I get my knee joints in and get active I think I really might be able to get down to a decent weight and make it stick. I'd like a second chance at life, to find a wife to spend my retirement years with. Staying Positive!”

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shaeshae864 · Taken for less than 1 month February 22, 2015

“My knees hurt to walk, my feet hurt to stand...I couldn't take it anymore....I went to doc and weighed in at 287.8...3 days later and I am already down 7.8 lbs. No exercise yet but will when get in the 260's. I feel better already and can't wait to loose another 60.”

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Pam · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 31, 2019

“Started the Adipex-P June 4th and it is now July 31st and I’ve lost 35 pounds. I’m now at 180lb. No complaints about this medication but I wouldn’t advise taking caffeine while on it or you won’t be able to sleep for days. Lost 17 pounds the first month. Helps me feel motivated and I’m able to fall asleep just fine. The first week I wasn’t able to get much sleep but my body soon became use to the medication.”

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Queen P · Taken for less than 1 month December 21, 2019

“Started Adipex late October now it is in the middle of December I have lost 20 pounds. The pill literally cut my appetite and I drank water. No sweets, breads. I really didn’t excercise, but house work, working and being a full time Mom and Wife,I guess you can say that’s where it came from.The only side effects I had was dry mouth and Insomnia nothing too bad. Oh and yes I could have lost more weight but I skipped some days taking the pill”

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SarJef. June 21, 2016

“I started adipex on 5-23-16 exactly 4 weeks ago from today. From the first day I took it I noticed a huge difference. I lost almost all appetite, and had to force myself to eat even though I wasn't hungry. The best thing about it is when I did eat I took the time to think about what I was putting in my body and made better and healthier choices. There are times when I wanted something I knew wasn't good for me, but my will power is stronger and I turned from it. I drink only water...It helps me stay full. I also have been working out 2-3 times a week. Only side affect I've had was dry mouth the first week. I went to the doctor today and I've lost 23lbs in 4 weeks. I recommend this to anyone struggling with weight loss.”

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Townsend12twins28 April 12, 2014

“3/19/14 Went to the Dr and asked about starting Adipex. I was extremely unhappy with myself, I stepped on a scale a few days before this and realized I weighed 250 I have never been this big I am 5'10". I started taking the medicine and walking every day at least a mile then walking has led to jogging and crunches. I still have my Sweet tooth but not like before with the medicine and willpower on 4/11/2014, I weighed in at 232. I didn't even realize I have lost that much my goal was to lose 30 lb by July 4 and I believe I will well exceed my goal!”

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Jordan Stewart · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 19, 2014

“I love love love Adipex! It took me about a week to get used to all the side effects but when you realize how much weight you are losing the side effects aren't even in your mind anymore, I started taking Adipex Jan 24th 2014. Weighing 210 pounds. Today is now Feb 19th not even a month later and I now weigh 185. That is 25 pounds down in just one month. I work out (run a mile, ellipitical, 20 min abs) 5 to 6 days a week and I only eat 1000 to 1300 calories a day! This pill is amazing and everyone needs to try it, that is wanting to lose weight.”

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Corfu July 16, 2019

“Hello, I am 44 years old and I was 182 pounds 3 Months ago. I started diet by my self and I was able to lose 10 pounds. I went down to 172...Then I stuck. I finally went to my doctor and he prescribe me the Adipex pill. I started last Thursday at 172.5 pounds exactly 6 days later i am down to 166.6 and its not even a week yet. I will keep you posted. As far side effects only the 1st 2 days, light headache but I am OK now, very thirsty I started walking every day for at least 35 minutes( I still have a problem with my foot so I go very slowly, but I am trying). So far I love it. I am not hungry, and I am very careful what I eat. I eat , vegetables, fruits, lots of water and fish. Sometimes small piece of Grilled chicken, I forget to eat, but I am trying to eat in between, veggies or fruits because I don't want to gain all the pounds back once I stop the medication. I will take it for 3 months. So I still have long way to go. I need to go down to 130 . 36.6 pounds to lose.”

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Frances8 · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 25, 2014

“Adipex-P worked for me. I lost the weight and I'm keeping it off. I haven't become resistant to the medicine at all. The generic brand is different - I had a headache and dry mouth. The name brand - no problems. I'm continuing to take it under the supervision of my doctor. I have no side effects, I feel good and I'm at a good weight. I exercise and stay on a low carb/high protein diet. This medicine rescued me from the weight loss merry-go-round.”

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Drano33 · Taken for less than 1 month August 25, 2014

“I started Adipex on 8-18-14 & today is 8-25-14. I am down 8 pounds in a week. I hope this kind of weight loss continues but I'll have to wait & see. I did experience a little bit of nausea for the first few days but it wasn't too bad & dry mouth a little. So far I am pretty pleased.”

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