Phentermine is a medication used to aid with weight loss. It works by activating your sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system, so it’s called a “sympathomimetic” drug or “stimulant.” Activating your sympathetic nervous system decreases your appetite, and people who take phentermine tend to eat less.
Will phentermine alone make you lose weight?
On average individuals using phentermine can expect to lose twice the amount of weight that they would lose with diet and exercise alone. This means that if the average rate of weight loss is 8-10 pounds a month that a patient on phentermine may lose twice this rate, 16-20 pounds a month.
How quickly does phentermine work?
Phentermine is absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract and reaches peak concentrations in the blood in three to 4.4 hours, by which time you should start feeling the effects, alerting you that the drug is working. The short-term effects of Adipex may include: Decreased appetite. Euphoria.
How much water weight do you lose on phentermine?
Depending on your lifestyle and the changes you make once you start, it’s possible to lose several pounds the first week as your body sheds water weight. That being said, the recommended weekly rate of weight loss is one to two pounds.
Can you take phentermine every other day and still lose weight?
We suggest for those women trying to lose 25 lbs or less, you start weaning off the phentermine after the second month. Take the pill every other day for two weeks, then every third day, until you are down to 1 pill a week (usually Sunday) then stop completely.
How long does it take to start losing weight on phentermine?
Most weight loss takes place within the first six months of using the medication. Since ADIPEX can be addictive, it’s possible to develop a drug dependence or even stimulant use disorder with prolonged and unsupervised use of this medication.
Can you lose 20 pounds in a month on phentermine?
Several clinical studies have proven that phentermine can boost fat loss. The expected average weight loss with phentermine use is 5% of your initial body weight. Yet, over 12 weeks, it can be as high as 10%. This equates to a weight loss of 10–20 pounds (4.5–9 kg) for a 200 pound (90.7 kg) person ( 8 ).
How much water should I drink with phentermine?
When taking phentermine you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day in order to improve the functions of your body and assist in the release of water weight, as well as keeping you hydrated and less likely to misinterpret thirst for hunger.
Can you take 2 phentermine a day?
Do not take two doses at one time. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of phentermine can be fatal.