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Adipex-P has an average rating of 8.9 out of 10 from a total of 599 reviews on Drugs.com. 86% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 4% reported a negative experience.

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  • Miche...
  • April 12, 2017

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I took Adipex for 1 year and lost 90 lbs. I changed my eating habits and started 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

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 category. 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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  • Miche...
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • February 16, 2020

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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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  • Tika
  • March 5, 2019

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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. It's 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 skin glowing! If you don't drink water or low sugar fluids 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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  • Hotdog...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 7, 2021

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I started Adipex on April 11, 2021. My starting weight was 222 lbs! I am a 5'4 female. So far, I’ve lost 42 lbs in almost 3 months! Haven't had any crazy side effects other than a perfume taste when I eat certain things, and my resting heart rate is high every once in a while! So far so good! Definitely glad I asked my doctor."

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  • Anonymous
  • October 19, 2008

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 it 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...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • May 1, 2019

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "Started Adipex on April 1, 2019 and lost 10 pounds. I went back to the Dr. on April 29th and found out I was pregnant after not being able to conceive in 15 years. The doctor told me that Adipex makes you very fertile, so I guess that was a boost to me getting pregnant. But now I’m about to gain those 10 pounds right back, in the best possible way, lol"

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  • SlimI...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 26, 2014

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I know everyone is looking for a miracle weight loss pill. Well, let me tell you Adipex is not it. Adipex, in my opinion, is a special 'helper'. Yes, it definitely suppresses your appetite and gives you a boost of energy. But ultimately, you have to change your lifestyle to complement this. I cut out sugary foods, fast foods, fried foods, and carbs. I drink plenty of water and workout 3 times a week with cardio. I do 4 and a half miles on the treadmill with an 8.0 incline. Tomorrow marks a whole month, and I have lost 25 lbs total... And I'm going into my second month fighting harder."

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  • Shellyt
  • May 20, 2019

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 6 am or 7 am. I would not go past 8 am 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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  • Jamai...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 15, 2014

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I started Adipex on 8/30/14 and as of 9/15/14 I've gone from 202 to 185 lbs. 17 lbs in a little over 2 weeks. I'm 5'6' and borderline diabetic. My doctor has been on me for the past 5 years to lose weight. She says I'm considered obese and will have to put me on medication for the diabetes soon, but my wake-up call was when my joints started aching and I was losing feeling in my feet. In addition to Adipex, I've eaten 85% clean, opting to snack on baby carrots instead of cheese and crackers. All I drink is water. I've cut out the alcohol, coffee, and all fats and sweets. I walk everywhere and have lots of energy. I take 1 pill between 9:30 & 11 am every day, and I fall asleep by 10:30 pm. My goal is to be around 150 lbs."

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  • Retir...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 7, 2014

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 to 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 surprised! He stopped in his tracks and mouthed 'WOW'. 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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  • fat...
  • July 25, 2009

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I have been taking Phentermine for 6 months. I was 250 lbs, 5'10'' male. One day, I got tired with shortness of breath just taking a shower; that opened my eyes that I needed help. Now I'm 190 lbs just by taking this miracle medicine and doing type of exercise. For breakfast, I have Cheerios with 2% low-fat milk and bagels with cream cheese. For lunch, I have either chicken salad or shrimp salad with low-fat dressing. For dinner, before 6 pm, I have KFC grilled chicken (2 pieces) with mashed potatoes or rice. For a snack at 8 pm, I have any real fruit. I AVOID ALL SODA, EVEN DIET SODA, FRUIT DRINKS, ICE CREAM, OR ANYTHING SWEET. 'WATER ONLY!' It will be tough at first, but stick to this for 1 month and you will have survived. You WILL lose 10-15 lbs. CHECK AND RECORD WEIGHT DAILY AT THE SAME TIME BEFORE BREAKFAST. GOOD LUCK."

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

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 26 lbs, and in 6 months, I lost a total of 90 lbs. 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 breathe as the day goes by."

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  • hml
  • January 10, 2015

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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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  • Twin
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 8, 2019

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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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  • roxy
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • April 7, 2014

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I usually don't give reviews, but for Adipex, it is necessary that I share with you. I started on 3/4/14 at 215 pounds; today 4/7/14 I'm at 198 lbs. In only 33 days, I've lost 17 lbs. I'm eating healthy and small portions because I don't get hungry. I don't crave nor look for fast food restaurants. I've added more fruits and veggies to my menu. I'm staying away from sugar and bread. I'm thirsty all the time; water, water is my best friend. If you are reading this, I was just like you 30 days ago, reading and trying to find out if this would work, and my answer is 'YES' it does. Just take it day by day, eat right, and exercise. Will give my next update at the end of April."

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  • Yah-Yah
  • October 28, 2008

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 used to be and now... wow. I have a before and after picture of myself. This pill really does work. Felicia"

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  • ZPaul...
  • October 15, 2014

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 20.6 lbs since last month! I've lost a total of 83 lbs and was approved for my left knee replacement on Nov 18. When that heals, we will 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 hundreds of pounds during time periods in my life. 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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  • shaes...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 22, 2015

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 I get in the 260's. I feel better already and can't wait to lose another 60."

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  • SarJef
  • June 21, 2016

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 willpower 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. The only side effect I've had was dry mouth the first week. I went to the doctor today and I've lost 23 lbs in 4 weeks. I recommend this to anyone struggling with weight loss."

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  • Towns...
  • April 12, 2014

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "3/19/14 Went to the doctor 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 had lost that much. My goal was to lose 30 lbs by July 4, and I believe I will well exceed my goal!"

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  • Jordan...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 19, 2014

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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 on 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, elliptical, 20-minute 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 if they are wanting to lose weight."

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  • Frances
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • November 25, 2014

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "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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  • Dani
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 5, 2015

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I'm 22 years old. 5'2, and I started taking Adipex on 01/27/2015. My starting weight was 227 lbs. So far, in the past 12 days, I've lost 12 pounds. And I've had no side effects. My goal is to fit into my skinny jeans again (5/6), and my goal weight is around 130 lbs."

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  • Ali
  • October 18, 2013

For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I am 5'5' and 31 years old. I have been overweight my whole life, even as a child. At my heaviest, I weighed 256 lbs. I could hardly make it up and down the stairs. That is when I started taking Adipex. I am now 149 lbs 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 wean off. You have to work hard every day, not to cave into the cravings, and keep active. It gave me the edge I needed to make that life change. Other friends have tried using Adipex but could not 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."

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