7 patient evaluations for Phentermine with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Nov 24, 2015 (Started May 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weight loss)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heart palpitations, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 7, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support weight loss)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for daytime sleepiness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Dec 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A lower dose avoids come down in moods and keeps you perky.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 23, 2012 (Started Dec 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it only on days I work so the weekend and Wednesdays I have a rest which I think is important. Also if you're taking it for energy production then be careful to make sure to eat as you'll loose weight on this medicine. Take it early when you get up and by bed time you should sleep.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 5, 2010 (Started Mar 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for extreme fatigue, keep from falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: keeps me from falling asleep, effects less after a few months
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 5, 2010 (Started Mar 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for It gives me so much more energy!)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works wonders. This has been the only drug that really helps.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support weight loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

Jan 5, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support weight loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slowly, very slowly my weight is coming down, without side-effects, and without cravings.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 11, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (need for nap, overactivity, constipation, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18.75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking this medication for my chronic fatigue (due to my fibro) for over 13 years. I am actually surprized that more people do not take it. Without it I cannot wake up, will sleep up to 20 hours a day, have a hard time driving or shopping without getting drowsy, and gain weight excessivly without eating. With it i do have a hard time getting a full 8 hours of sleep sometimes, but i get 6 or 7 a night, and am able to walk for excercise daily. Without it I cannot walk more than a few minutes without getting out of breath.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: need for nap, overactivity, insomnia, constipation

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 11, 2009 (Started May 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weight loss)
  • Side effects
    Mild (overactivity, jittery feeling, constipation, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, overactivity, insomnia, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks
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