Feedback on Bontril Side Effects and Usage, page 18

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Subj: Lortab with Bontril?
Date: 11/17/2009
I have been taking bontril for two months, I have been prescribed lortab 10 mg, for a sprang ankle. Is it ok to take this med with bontril? Thank you,


AskDocWeb: There are no drug interactions listed in our database between Lortab and Bontril however, this does not mean that it is safe for you to combine them. Only your doctor can answer that question.

Subj: Too many side effects with Adipex
Date: 11/22/2009
I have been on bontril 105mg for about 4 days. I tried adipex for a while too many side effects. System was use to them I couldn’t lose anymore weight with them. I have not got on the scale as of today. I hope this works.


Subj: Taking bontril 105
Date: 11/22/2009
I am taking bontril 105 and just want to chat with others.


Subj: Lost 73 pounds
Date: 12/4/2009
I have been takin bontril, for about 4 months. I have gone from 342 pounds to 269! The increased energy I felt at first I used to excercise. At first I couldn’t walk more than 5 minutes on the treadmill. Now I am up to 1 hour and twenty minutes. I have noticed some side effects, constipation and extremely dry mouth, but other than that nothing. I am now considering stopping the medication and going it alone, but I am afraid I’ll gain weight… Going to discuss it with my doctor today…


Subj: I’ve lost 36 lbs
Date: 12/7/2009
Hi. I’ve been taking bontril for about 9 weeks I’ve lost 36 lbs and I’ve noticed that it works best if you take it as soon as you wake up. Since I’ve been doing that I’ve lost a ton of weight I’ve dropped 7 sizes I have more energy my sleep apnea has disappeared completely I take the one in the morning and I have no problem sleeping at night. You do have to eat I never really feel hungry but like a car with no gas if you dont eat it wont work I’m almost to my goal weight then I will discontinue …good luck all


Subj: Not worth the side effects
Date: 12/19/2009
I took Bontril for approximately one month. I did, indeed, lose 15 pounds. Following my one month mark, I suffered EXTREME ANXIETY, NERVOUSNESS, HEART PALPITATIONS, SERIOUS PHYSIOLOGICAL and PHYCHOLOGICAL AFFECTS!!! I personally WOULD RATHER BE FAT THAN CRAZY!!!!!!!! Not worth the side effects and all the medical tests they are having to run to find out what is unbalanced and how to fix it.


Subj: Amazing results
Date: 12/23/2009
Botril gave me amazing results with very little side effects. I have taken it for 1 month and lost 15 pounds which my weight goal is to lose 25pounds which I’m almost there. the only side effect is restless nights but I’ve learned that if you take it about 6am it helps a little with getting a better night rest. I did get horrible head aches the fist 2 days but have not experienced any since. I love BONTRIL.


Subj: Good Product
Date: 1/21/2010
I have been using this product about 2 weeks now and I have lost 10lb it’s good 4 appitite suppress and keeping you wide awake. I have not sleep in 2 days and I can’t sleep so if you are thinking about taking this med please use 3 day out the week. Really don’t need it everyday it tends 2 stay in your system over 48 hours. Good Product!!! 2 want 2 lose the weight!!!


Subj: Headache and pressure behind eyes
Date: 2/24/2010
I started Bontril a month ago and I feel it is working but the last few days I wake up with a headache and pressure behind my eyes?


AskDocWeb: Headaches were not listed among the side effects for Bontril but to be on the safe side, should be reported to your doctor.

Subj: Face is breaking out
Date: 3/15/2010
This is my 2nd week of Bontril along with a calcium pyruvate and the B-12 injections. I have noticed a change in my appetite but I havent noticed a change in my weight yet. However, it is only the beginning of my 2nd week. I have noticed that my face is breaking out very bad and I also noticed that even if the idea of eating is repulsing after your Bontril has kicked in, if I did not eat, I was very spaced out and disconnected at work to the point that it was interferring with my job. Otherwise, I have experienced the normal side effects of dry mouth and overstimulation. So far, the pros of losing the excess weight has outweighed the cons of Bontril. Best wishes to everyone trying it!!!


Subj: Using Bontril without my doctor’s knowledge
Date: 3/27/2010
I am currently taking Lamictal and Seroquel XR; however, I gained about 10 pounds on seroquel (i think this is the one doing it). I have been taking Bontril for the last week and a half. I have not lost weight but staying at the same weight (which is good i suppose). No one has addressed if Bontril can make the depression worse. I am doing this without my current doctor’s knowledge because he would not give me anything unless i was 250 pounds or more. I had Bontril from another doctor awhile back. Bontril made me have a breakdown the first time; however, I just thought maybe this time if i counter-acted it then it would be ok. Will Bontril do this or is my depression get worse?

AskDocWeb: Sorry Laura, we do not support the illegal use of drugs, which is what it sounds like you are doing. Have you considered the possibility that the reason your doctor will not prescribe Bontril is that it made you have a breakdown the first time you tried it?

Subj: Stomach upset, nausea and ears ringing
Date: 3/29/2010
I have lost about 15lbs in 10 weeks while taking one 105mg time released capsule a day. I have been suffering a lot of stomach upset and nausea. I also hae severe fatigue. I have a symptom I do not see in these comments. My ears are ringing very loud. So loud I can hardly think. It drives me crazy. Anyone else have these symptoms?


AskDocWeb: The nausea and upset stomach may be side effects of Bontril but fatigue and ringing in the ears (Tinnitus) are unusual so talk to your doctor about that.

Subj: No bowel movement
Date: 3/29/2010
I have been on Adipex for just about a week and it has already been doing wonders for my appetite and energy. However, I haven’t had a bowel movement in 4 days now! I’ve never experienced this before as I am always regular. What can I do to “get things moving”?

AskDocWeb: The easiest thing you can do is drink more water, two to four glasses a day unless you are fluid restricted by your doctor. Fresh fruit is a tasty way to get things moving and are colon friendly. Here are the top ten fruits that help with constipation.

  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Prunes
  • Papaya
  • Orange
  • Apple
  • Pears
  • Figs
  • Avocado

Remember it’s not only what you eat but how you are eating. Be sure that you are not rushing to eat meals and eating at odd times. Make sure you chew your food well because digestion starts in the mouth. Saliva has enzymes that chemically work on your food before you ever swallow. Each mouthful should be chewed at least 15 times.

Subj: Underactive thyroid?
Date: 3/31/2010
Has anyone taken this with an underactive thyroid? And how affective was it???


Subj: Bontril with Levothyroxine?
Date: 3/31/2010
I have hypothyroidism, I am 18 years old and weigh 200 lbs, I am active and exercise at least 4 days a week. I was diagnosed with my underactive thyroid about 6-7 months ago and they say my levels are within the normal range now. But, when I first went in I only weighed 160 and have gained 40 lbs! I believe they need to up my dosage, but I would love to be put on Bontril for a while to shed off the excess weight, do you think it would work well with my levothyroxin and overall will I lose weight?

AskDocWeb: We found no drug interactions listed between Levothyroxine and Bontril but you will have to check with your doctor to find out if it might work for you.

Subj: Headache
Date: 4/13/2010
I have been taking Bontril for two days. About 4 hours after taking my first pill got a headache and it has not gone way. Should I stop taking the Bontril? Headaches are listed as a side effect on prescription information that I received from Walgreens.


AskDocWeb: Headaches are listed as one of the possible side effects of Bontril that may go away with continued use, if it persists or becomes bothersome then check with your doctor.

Subj: Using Bontril with other drugs?
Date: 4/13/2010
Can bontril be used while taking dexamethasone and fludrocortisone? I have gained much weight since taking these two meds.


AskDocWeb: We didn’t find any drug interactions listed between Bontril and those med but you would have to consult with your doctor to find out if it would be safe for your situation. Quite a number of drugs do interact with Bontril. Here’s a list of ones that are known to interact with Bontril (phendimetrazine):

  • Acetaminophen/tramadol
  • Aplenzin (bupropion)
  • Atapryl (selegiline)
  • Benzphetamine
  • Bisacodyl/sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate
  • Budeprion (bupropion)
  • Budeprion SR (bupropion)
  • Budeprion XL (bupropion)
  • Bupropion
  • Carbex (selegiline)
  • Celexa (citalopram)
  • citalopram
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
  • Desoxyn (methamphetamine)
  • Desoxyn Gradumet (methamphetamine)
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Dexfenfluramine
  • Didrex (benzphetamine)
  • Disposable Enema (sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Duloxetine
  • Effexor (venlafaxine)
  • Effexor XR (venlafaxine)
  • Eldepryl (selegiline)
  • Emsam (selegiline)
  • Escitalopram
  • Fenfluramine
  • Fleet Enema (sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Fleet Enema EXTRA (sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Fleet Phospho Soda (sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Fleet Prep Kits 1, 2, and 3 (bisacodyl/sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluoxetine/olanzapine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Furazolidone
  • Furoxone (furazolidone)
  • GenRx Tramadol (tramadol)
  • Iohexol
  • Iopamidol
  • Iopamidol-370 (iopamidol)
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Isovue-128 (iopamidol)
  • Isovue-200 (iopamidol)
  • Isovue-250 (iopamidol)
  • Isovue-300 (iopamidol)
  • Isovue-370 (iopamidol)
  • Isovue-M-200 (iopamidol)
  • Isovue-M-300 (iopamidol)
  • Jumex (selegiline)
  • Lexapro (escitalopram)
  • Linezolid
  • Luvox (fluvoxamine)
  • Luvox CR (fluvoxamine)
  • Marplan (isocarboxazid)
  • Matulane (procarbazine)
  • Meridia (sibutramine)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Methenamine/sodium biphosphate
  • Metrizamide
  • Milnacipran
  • Myelo-Kit (iohexol)
  • Nardil (phenelzine)
  • Nucynta (tapentadol)
  • Omnipaque 140 (iohexol)
  • Omnipaque 180 (iohexol)
  • Omnipaque 180 Redi-Unit (iohexol)
  • Omnipaque 210 (iohexol)
  • Omnipaque 240 (iohexol)
  • Omnipaque 240 Redi-Unit (iohexol)
  • Omnipaque 300 (iohexol)
  • Omnipaque 350 (iohexol)
  • Omnipaque Flexipak (iohexol)
  • OsmoPrep (sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Parnate (tranylcypromine)
  • Paroxetine
  • Paxil (paroxetine)
  • Paxil CR (paroxetine)
  • Pedia-Lax Enema (sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Pexeva (paroxetine)
  • Phenelzine
  • Phosphate Laxative (sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Pondimin (fenfluramine)
  • Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)
  • Procarbazine
  • Prozac (fluoxetine)
  • Prozac Weekly (fluoxetine)
  • Rapiflux (fluoxetine)
  • Redux (dexfenfluramine)
  • Rybix (tramadol)
  • Rybix ODT (tramadol)
  • Ryzolt (tramadol)
  • Sarafem (fluoxetine)
  • Savella (milnacipran)
  • Selegiline
  • Selfemra (fluoxetine)
  • Selgene (selegiline)
  • sertraline
  • sibutramine
  • sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate
  • Symbyax (fluoxetine/olanzapine)
  • tapentadol
  • tramadol
  • Tramahexal SR (tramadol)
  • Tramal (tramadol)
  • Tramal SR (tramadol)
  • Tramedo (tramadol)
  • tranylcypromine
  • Ultracet (acetaminophen/tramadol)
  • Ultram (tramadol)
  • Ultram ER (tramadol)
  • Ultram ODT (tramadol)
  • Uro-Phosphate (methenamine/sodium biphosphate)
  • Uroqid-Acid No.2 (methenamine/sodium biphosphate)
  • venlafaxine
  • Visicol (sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
  • Wellbutrin (bupropion)
  • Wellbutrin SR (bupropion)
  • Wellbutrin XL (bupropion)
  • Zamadol (tramadol)
  • Zelapar (selegiline)
  • Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Zyban (bupropion)
  • Zydol (tramadol)
  • Zyvox (linezolid)

If you are already taking any of the above meds check with your doctor before using Bontril. Read more feedback about Bontril.
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