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User Reviews for Adipex-P

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Obesity 8.9
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Weight Loss 8.9
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Reviews for Adipex-P

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

For Weight Loss: “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 .”

1 / 10
SheilaD February 11, 2020

For Weight Loss: “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.”

10 / 10
Bloomfever2002 January 28, 2020

For Weight Loss: “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.”

8 / 10
Bri · Taken for less than 1 month January 16, 2020

For Weight Loss: “I had this medication Adipex-P last year and had horrible side effects . It was like a sinus headache and muscle spasms. I lost 10 pounds and gained it all back when I got off. So Last week I decided to give it another go. I was doing good no side effects Lost 8 pounds now the side effects are coming. This time it’s different I had one muscle spasm and since so my legs have been very heavy and felt very weird and sore. I don’t know what to think about this pill. As far as weight loss it’s great but side effects yeah I’m not feeling good about them. Actually kind of scared . But if you want to lose weight go for it . My friend has been on it and has had a totally different experience from I. No side effects what so ever .”

6 / 10
Queen P · Taken for less than 1 month December 21, 2019

For Weight Loss: “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”

10 / 10
Twin · Taken for less than 1 month November 8, 2019

For Weight Loss: “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!..”

10 / 10
Keep · Taken for less than 1 month October 17, 2019

For Obesity: “I'm a 45 year old female. The Dr said try this... adipex-P. I have been struggling with my weight since I had a total hysterectomy done 4 years ago. So I'm ready to see what this pill will do. I clock in at 224 lbs right now. I'm going to go get the pills today and start first thing in the morning. My goal is to get down to about 155lb or 160lb. So we will see how this works. I'll try to update as I go. Min weight loss goal is 64 lbs. I am very hopeful this will work. I have heard good things.”

JoJo · Taken for less than 1 month October 10, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I took this pill in 2016 and had good results with it. But I was also a little younger and didn't weigh as much. Now i am 51 years old and disabled, which makes it hard to exercise. So I've gained a lot of weight in the last year. So I'm fixing to try this again. I'm 5'9" and my weigh in today was 217lbs. I will start taking tomorrow morning. My goal is to get to 170lbs by New Year. Wish me luck.”

10 / 10
Whit · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 10, 2019

For Weight Loss: “This diet pill has helped me a lot!”

10 / 10
Lazy College Girl September 28, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I'm 21 years old, starting weight was 169 lbs and I'm 5 ft 7 in. My doc gave me this to lose 40 lbs in 3-4 months to get down to 125-130 lbs. I had to research everything on my own. The first day I took 37.5 after dinner at 6. The next hour I was doing HIIT workouts from an energy burst. First week I had headaches, excessive sweating, dry mouth and a bad taste in my mouth/lips no matter how often I brushed my teeth. Headaches probably from dehydration/not eating. I had NO appetite. I lost 8lbs the first week. Second week, headaches calmed down but I was getting used to the meds so I split them. 1/2 around 8-9 a.m and the next 1/2 around 3-5 p.m. It's my third week and I've hit a stopping point with losing weight. I don't workout or meal prep but I need to. Meds shrink your tummy, not your skin. DO NOT drink/smoke cigarettes. Mixing an upper/downer/nicotine causes bad side effects. Don't think of these as a "Miracle Pill". The long term effects can be really harmful or addicting.”

6 / 10
Jen · Taken for less than 1 month August 29, 2019

For Obesity: “I have been taking this medicine for 20 days and I’ve had minimal side effects. It’s made me more irritable and the first 2 days of taking it, it made me feel a little weird. I had trouble sleeping at night for the first week and half but I think that’s been resolved. This gave me the kick start that I needed. I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost since starting it and will know when I go to my 1 month appointment. I’ve definitely been losing weight. It’s pointless to take this medicine if your not actively taking steps to eat right and exercise- something that this medicine helped me kick start. I’ve been exercising everyday and have been eating great. This took away all of my cravings and I haven’t drunk any pop since taking it- that was my biggest weakness. I will post an update as soon as I know. I started at 222lbs and I’m 5’7”

10 / 10
Candee · Taken for less than 1 month August 20, 2019

For Obesity: “Been taking the Adipex-P for about 2 weeks and a half lost 10lbs. I've changed eating habits, I haven’t worked out at all so far ok, every now and then I do kinda feel hungry. I have start walking more”

7 / 10
Pvo August 18, 2019

For Obesity: “Just finished the 3 month mark on adipex. 5’, 44 years old, started at 192, lost 17 pounds total. Doc told me I could lose up to 15 a month. Not realistic for anyone over 40. I also worked out regularly, 3-4x/week for 30-45 minutes. Cut out sugar and carbs, but gave myself a cheat day once in a while. You have to drink tons of water. Am satisfied with the results, if I can sustain losing 3-5 a month without it, I’ll be thrilled. Time will tell. Doc than prescribed Belviq which was ridiculously expensive and not covered under my insurance, for $400 a month I would rather work with a personal trainer once a week. I would recommend Adipex, give it a try.”

8 / 10
Pam · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 31, 2019

For Weight Loss: “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.”

9 / 10
Corfu July 16, 2019

For Weight Loss: “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.”

10 / 10
L.T. June 4, 2019

For Obesity: “I have taken the 37.5mg Adipex (Phentermine) twice before. The first time, I had hit a plateau in my weight loss after losing 75 lbs on my own (from 250 to 175). My doctor suggested I try this to help jump start my weight loss again. I lost about 25 lbs in 3 months. The second time I took it was after I had my first child - I lost 27 lbs in 3 months. Both times, I simply counted calories (1200/day) and exercised minimally. I was just prescribed it again after having my second child. I was on fertility medications/treatments for 1.5 years before becoming pregnant and on Progesterone shots through my entire pregnancy, which made me gain more weight than I expected. I gained a total of 50 lbs with this last pregnancy and got up to 217lb the day I gave birth (I am 5'5"). Today, 4 months post-partum, I am stuck at 202lb. I am hoping to get back down to 170lb at the 3-month mark and continue on my own after that to my goal weight of 140lb”

10 / 10
Shellyt May 20, 2019

For Weight Loss: “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.”

8 / 10
Lucky one · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 1, 2019

For Weight Loss: “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”

Banaye12 · Taken for less than 1 month April 26, 2019

For Weight Loss: “My backstory: On January 1st I started dieting with the low carb diet (a mix between Atkins and keto kinda) then I weighed 213.8lb. And at the end of March I weighed 199.6lb so I lost 14lbs In March I was tired of keto and stared just eating smaller portions of non diet food. At the end of March I weighed in at 195.2 so not terrible but also not the results I previously had. On April 15 I started the slimfast diet. And on April 24 I went to the doctor to get Adipex and weighed in at 191.2lb today April 26 I have just taken my fist Adipex. I’m excited to see how this goes. I’m going to continue to do the slimfast for the first month, I’d like to see 176lb when I get on the scale at my follow up appt. I’m a nurse and I work shift work and on my off days I tend to cheat badly. I plan to workout 3 times a week. My end goal weight as of right now would be 150. I’m 5’5 and I feel like I carry my weight pretty evenly.”

Tubby March 31, 2019

For Obesity: “I started Adipex-P on 3/28/19 weighing 235 lbs. Today is Sunday 3/31/19 and I weigh 230 lbs.”

9 / 10
Nat · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 25, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I'm 5'3 female 39 yrs old my starting weight was 213 lbs . The 1st week I lost 15 lbs my biggest loss. Today I had my 1st month check up to get a refill and at my weigh in at the Doctors visit I was 190.8 lb. I started walking at 2 1/2 week mark I could only walk for 30 mins at first then I begin to walk for an hour. I had no energy when I first started taking the pills. I bought some vit b12 and when I took this it gave me the energy that helped me to start walking. I only take one b12 a day. I also take a multi vitamin and fish oil pill. I eat similar to the HCG protocol its not a miracle pill you have to have self control over the things you eat and choose food wisely.”

9 / 10
Angela · Taken for less than 1 month March 20, 2019

For Weight Loss: “My first day was great, I ate breakfast and had no appetite for rest of day. Next few days same thing. However following 2 weeks began to feel hungrier after eating. Think I may have lost 1 pound with exerise in 3 weeks. Would not advise, the effect wears out.”

1 / 10
Tika March 5, 2019

For Weight Loss: “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.”

10 / 10
Candyman · Taken for less than 1 month February 12, 2019

For Weight Loss: “Starting weight 360lb week and half later 338lb. I'm super impressed”

9 / 10
Pdollaa · Taken for less than 1 month January 26, 2019

For Weight Loss: “So on January 18, 2019 I got Some adipex from my doctor . I’m 19 , 4’11 and was 160lb it’s been about 7 days and I checked my weight yesterday andI lost 4lbs . I currently weight 156lb . I’m on a low calorie diet as well with everyday basic exercise (walking, cleaning, cooking, shopping,chasing after kids lol) . So far it’s been great !”

10 / 10