According to the official product page, PhenTabz is not an herbal supplement. It is marketed as a “designer non-prescription pharmaceutical analog”. Furthermore, it states that like Phentermine, Adipex or Xenical, Phentabz is a true pharmacological. It provides users with “superior results” but without the harsh side effects to go along with it. This product is marketed as an alternative to Phentermine. That being said, this is not a Phentermine alternative, nor has it been approved by the FDA.
What Is in the PhenTabz Formula?
When this PhenTabz review was written, there were no ingredients listed on the official product website. The only ingredient listed on the bottle’s label is Ampheta-HCL. This implies (but does not confirm) that Ampheta-HCL is the only active ingredient within the formula.
Not only is the official website lacking information about the product and its ingredients, but the information is confusing. It lists three products on its site:
- PhenTabz Teen
- PhenTabz RX
However, it does not explain the difference between each product in terms of its ingredients. All that is known is that each tablet contains Ampheta-HCL.
Ampheta-HCL is a non-prescription synthetic amphetamine. It was supposedly researched and developed by Gentech Laboratories to be a safe and effective over-the-counter substitute for Phentermine. It has been designed to help suppress appetite, increase energy, enhance focus and concentration in physical activity and aid in weight and fat loss. It has never been scientifically proven to provide any of these benefits.
The non-RX and Teen version are both available OTC and come from Lexium International, while the RX version is manufactured by Gentech Pharmaceuticals and can apparently only be obtained through a physician. However, as was previously mentioned, what makes these three products different from one another is a mystery. Even the bottles look identical, with the exception of the different pill names.
Not a Prescription Drug
It should also be pointed out that PhenTabz RX is not a prescription drug. There is a big difference between a prescription weight loss drug and a weight loss pill that can only be purchased via a doctor. Just because a pill is only available through a doctor – as in the case of Gentech Pharmaceutical’s PhenTabz RX – this doesn’t make it a prescription product. Sometimes, pills are simply sold by doctors for money-making purposes.
In addition, there is zero clinical evidence to back up the claims made about PhenTabz. Not to mention, it certainly doesn’t say much for the manufacturer that so little information is provided about the products or their ingredients. It makes one wonder what they have to hide and calls into question the integrity of the brand as well as the safety and efficacy of the pills.
Possible Side Effects
Although the manufacturer does say that adverse side effects are rare, two side effects that may occur include:
- Dry mouth
A side effect like sleeplessness would imply that the pill’s formula contains a stimulant, which could also mean that other unwanted side effects such as jitters, anxiety, headache, etc. may also be possible.
In essence, there is no guarantee that this diet pill is effective or safe. As such it would be prudent to first speak with your healthcare provider before taking this product. This is particularly important if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition, or are currently taking any medications or other dietary supplements.
At the time that this review was written, a one-month supply of PhenTabz (60 tablets) cost $69.00.
Update: As of July 2019, the PhenTabz official website no longer existed, nor was this diet pill product available for sale online by reputable sellers. While it may have been reformulated and sold under a different name, it is more likely that this product has been discontinued.