Metformin vs Phentermine

Metformin
(Rx)
Phentermine
(Rx)
Metformin is a diabetes medication.
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Weight Loss
2.7
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Weight Loss
2.5
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
492,450 Discussions
100,186 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for PCOS
#2 for Diabetes
#3 for Weight Loss
#5 for Weight Gain
#8 for Hyperglycemia
#10 for Acne
#11 for Prediabetes
Our data suggest that Metformin is taken for PCOS and Weight Issues, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Insulin Resistance.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Weight Loss
#2 for Weight Gain
#4 for Overweight
#5 for Obesity
Phentermine is prescribed for Weight Issues and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Met
Nausea
8
Tiredness
6
Diarrhea
6
Cramping
5
Stomach Problems
3
Headaches
3
Vomiting
2
Dizziness
2
Bloating
2
Bleeding
2
Phe
Dry Mouth
5
High Blood Pressure
3
Palpitations
2
Irritability
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Hypothyroidism
1
Hair Loss
1
Heart Problems
1
Tachycardia
1
Mood Swings
1
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Metformin
Met
Phentermine
Phe
Nausea
Met
Phe
8
0
Tiredness
Met
Phe
6
0
Diarrhea
Met
Phe
6
0
Cramping
Met
Phe
5
0
Stomach Problems
Met
Phe
3
0
Headaches
Met
Phe
3
0
Vomiting
Met
Phe
2
0
Dizziness
Met
Phe
2
0
Bloating
Met
Phe
2
0
Bleeding
Met
Phe
2
0
Dry Mouth
Phe
Met
5
0
High Blood Pressure
Phe
Met
3
0
Palpitations
Phe
Met
2
0
Irritability
Phe
Met
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Phe
Met
1
0
Hypothyroidism
Phe
Met
1
0
Hair Loss
Phe
Met
1
0
Heart Problems
Phe
Met
1
0
Tachycardia
Phe
Met
1
0
Mood Swings
Phe
Met
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Metformin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
X Category X
Phentermine is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Metformin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Phentermine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 500 mg, 750 mg, 850 mg, 1000 mg
Solution: 500 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 15 mg, 18.75 mg, 30 mg, 37.5 mg
Tablet: 8 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg, 37.5 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Metformin Hcl
Phentermine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Metformin and Phentermine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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