Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about phentermine or phentermine alternatives (OTC)?

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How/where can I get a phentermine prescription?

To receive a prescription for phentermine, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Find a weight loss clinic (preferably near you) and call them to inquire about whether they prescribe phentermine. If yes, proceed to step 2.
  2. Schedule an in-person, face-to-face consultation with the clinic.
  3. During the consultation, you’ll receive a medical exam, have your BMI calculated, as well as answer questions for medical intake.
  4. The physician at the clinic will consider your stats and exam results, and make a decision about whether you qualify.
  5. If you qualify, the physician may write a prescription for phentermine, which you’d get filled at your local pharmacy.

What phentermine alternatives are available OTC?

For a detailed comparison of popular alternatives to phentermine, see our Phentermine Alternatives comparison chart.

These alternatives are available over the counter (OTC), meaning you don’t need a prescription to buy them. Most are available to purchase online.

Can I buy phentermine online without a prescription in 2016?

During the early 2000s, this was a grey-area issue.

Many “online pharmacies” were accepting submissions of “online consultations” as medical intake forms, and hiring licensed doctors to review those submissions. If they approved, the order was shipped to the customer.

By the mid 2000s, this system had been abused by both customers and the businesses themselves. Naturally, it soon became illegal to buy phentermine without a prescription written by a doctor with whom you’ve had a face-to-face, in person exam and consultation.

Feel free to look up news articles from back then, covering raids and sting operations that revealed those online pharmacies were often little more than a few guys importing pills and paying a doctor to say yes to all orders, paying the cleaning staff to sort pills into packages, etc… Messy, shady…

Today in 2015, any site claiming to sell phentermine online without a prescription is a scam that will just take your money with no way to get it back.