Comment from: DebrinaMarina 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 08

This drug was prescribed for me to lose weight. I lost 34lbs. I have gained about 8 pounds back. I took a few months off and started Didrex again to get the 8 pounds off. Not only has this drug helped me keep most of the weight off, it has helped with neck pain and shoulder pain that I have had over 16 years. I know it's the Didrex because I am not taking any other medication. I guess it sounds unbelievable, but truly it has relieved severe neck pain, shoulder and upper back pain. I have read numerous articles and reviews on Didrex and have read that Didrex helps with ADHD (hyper). It helps ADHD patients to stay focus and not be figity during (school, testing, important events, etc). I thought that was interesting. Anyway, wonderful drug. Just wished it wasn't so expensive and wished it was covered on our insurance.

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Comment from: Ari 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 13

The only problem was finding someone in MS to prescribe it. I had to take it only twice a day because I only get hungry in the afternoon and right before bed. This is great with exercise and diet !!! This is not a magic drg and I could see its potential fro abuse. I give it a thumbs up !

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 04

When I have gained weight (now 173 !) I take this medication and it suppresses my appetite. It helps me lose weight!

Comment from: BAMAJOHN 35-44 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 16


Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 16

I was expecting side effect but i have not experienced any at all! I have been taking it for about a week now, and it works wonders. I have lost about 7-10 pounds. I have hardly any appetite, and when i do eat, the amount it drastically reduced! works awesome. i love it!

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 31

Eliminated my fibromyalgia pain

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Comment from: jm0925 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: August 10

I began to take this drug as a substitute for Ritalin (sick of the headaches), and to see if it could help with ADD along the lines of the Dexedrine Spansules I started on. I have found it to have less side-effects than Ritalin, and a mellower attention-span aid than Dexedrine was. I am giving it a couple of months before deciding which regimen to follow, but so far so good!

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Comment from: rainiegirl 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: May 13

i have taken this drug for over 2 years. I didn't know that it isn't to be use for that long of time. it works ok for me but now i'm worried about health problems from taken it so long. hope nothing bad comes from it.

Comment from: rebecca 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 23

it was very effective helping me reach my weight goals!! i would rec to anyone!

Comment from: SUZIEQ 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 15


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Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: February 03

has no affect haven't lost any weight since started taking it a month ago

Comment from: crazyfamilyof5 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 20

i have been on this medication for 2 months,i havent lost but 7pounds, before this medication i was on didpex(i think its spelled right.) i lost 36 pounds in 1 1/2 months on that medicine but you couldnt get a higher dose.

Comment from: GM 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 26

I cannot find a doctor to prescibe this drug to me any more. It worked wonderful and with no side effects.


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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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