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Metformin vs. Phentermine for Weight Loss

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Metformin

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Other Names: Glucophage   Glumetza   Glucophage XR   Fortamet   Metforming

Phentermine

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/ 56,602 posts
Other Names: Adipex P   Fastin   Duromine
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Metformin (International Nonproprietary Name, pronounced , originally sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line treatment drug of choice for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2, in particu... Read more on Wikipedia
Phentermine, a contraction of "phenyl-Butyl number Nomenclatureamine", is an appetite suppressant of the phenethylamine class. It is an amphetamine like stimulant.It is approved as an appetite suppressant to help reduce weight in obese patients when use... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Tony Botchagaloop
April 16, 2014
Tony Botchagaloop wrote
Phentermine and anemia
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By TJ.Jean
April 16, 2014
TJ.Jean wrote
Phentermine (discontinued after only 3 days)
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By Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD
February 5, 2014
Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD wrote
Taking Tramadol & Phentermine Together
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does the phentermine work for you? seems to make me hungrier
jennifer  |  April 8, 2014
So how did your doctors appt go?
Chavez  |  March 12, 2014
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By Angel's Mom
January 23, 2014
Angel's Mom wrote
Metformin & Bad Breath
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By zorine grimstead
January 3, 2014
zorine grimstead wrote
PHENTERMINE
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By Bre
December 10, 2013
Bre wrote
Phentermine experience
I just started phentermine but find myself hungrier on it then before I started taking it
April 8, 2014
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By Bob
December 5, 2013
Bob wrote
Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin and Lovastatin
That is interesting. Please keep posted as I am border line high cholesterol and they have debated wether they should risk cholestorol meds because I have a fatty liver, and it is a med that works throught the liver.
Nissa  |  January 10, 2014
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By stank mouth
October 15, 2013
stank mouth wrote
stanky mouth from metformin
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By Codierachel
September 30, 2013
Codierachel wrote
Phentermine & missed period
You think?
uh  |  April 19, 2014
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By donna dube
August 21, 2013
donna dube wrote
metformin and stomach problems
Correction..... Taken
Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
I know the feeling. It gave me lactic acidosis. I am trying to be compensated by the doctors who prescribed it without considering that I had chf and kidney damage. I was t Ken off the drug but two weeks later I am still dealing the gas, bloating. A gastroenterology is who studies the digestive tract

Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
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By taneisa
August 16, 2013
taneisa wrote
fever blister from phentermine 30mg
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What patients are saying about Metformin vs. Phentermine

423 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
endo the following week. I am going to ask for phentermine...
...of my DHEA-S being slightly elevated. I see my internist on Tuesday and I have a follow-up from a previous appointment with endo the following week. I am going to ask for phentermine to...
Phentermine with Metformin. Started taking phentermine...
...the doctor a couple of days ago, and he said there is no problem in taking Phentermine with Metformin. Started taking phentermine a couple of days ago, and have already dropped 4.5 pounds! I'm...
it. But metformin also helps with weight loss too....
...corrects it. But metformin also helps with weight loss ...a duratic (sp?). I was on metformin before phentermine and it helped me loss 15 po...
he takes Metformin and it has really helped him a lot. He...
...any medication? My hubby is pre-diabetic and he takes Metformin and it has really helped him a lot. He also takes phentermine and that has helped him lose over 20 lbs so far but I think they would ...
I have taken phentermine with metformin and it really makes...
I have taken phentermine with metformin and it really makes a difference for me. However, you need to be monitored ...pressure changes if you take phentermine. Also, it is very important...
So 17lbs in 2 months total. I have not had any side effects...
...was taking it with metformin. That month (actually this month, cause i just completed the whole month on both) I lost 12lbs. So 17lbs in 2 months total. I have not had any side effects and my dr sa...
I've been taking it and haven't experienced any side effects...
...even though I had changed my diet and I exercise I still couldn't lose weight. I also take metformin. My question is: has anyone had any actual success with this? I've been taking it and haven'...
that regular Metformin causes loose bowels. After complaing...
I have been on Metformin 1500mg for years. My ...my experience that regular Metformin causes loose bowels. After complaing about that ...loose weight. I am taking the phentermine and having good...
this and metformin. I hope it works, nothing has in...
...hello... I just started taking the Phentermine a couple of days ...type 2, so the doctor prescribed this and metformin. I hope it works, nothing ha...
I am on Metformin and Phentermine together. I take 2000 mg...
...Metformin and ...phentermine, and before she knew I was already on met, she suggested I take it as well. Before then, I was only on 1500 mg. So far, I've been doing both of them at the sam...
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