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Appetite Suppressants

Generic And Brand Names

Benzphetamine Diethylpropion Mazindol  Phendimetrazine Phentermine
Didrex M-Orexic
Tenuate
Tenuate
Dospan
Tepanil
Tepanil Ten-Tab
Mazanor
Sancrex
Adipogt
Adphen
Anorex SR
Appecon
Bontril POM
Bontril Slow Release
Dital
Dyrexan-OD
Melfiat-105 Unicelles
Metra
Obalan
Obe-Del
Obezine
Panrexin M
Panrexin MTP
Parzine
Phendiet
Phendimet
Phenzine
Plegine 
Prelu-2
Preludin-Endurets
PT 105
Rexigen
Rexigen Forte
Slynn-LL
Statobex
Tega-Nil
Trimstat
Trimtabs
Wehless
Wehless Timecelles 
Weightrol
X-Trozine
X-Trozine LA
Adipex-P
Anoxine-AM
Dapex-37.5
Fastin
Ionamin
Obe-Mar
Obe-Nix
Obephen
Obermine
Obestin-30
Oby-Trim
Panshape
Phentercot
Phentra
Phentride
Phentrol
T-Diet
Teramin
Zantryl

Drug class: Appetite suppressant

Uses

bulletSuppresses appetite. 
bullet Temporary treatment for obesity.

What drug does: 
Apparently stimulates brain's appetite control center. Dopamine agonist.

Overdose

Symptoms: Irritability, overactivity, trembling, insomnia, mood changes, fever, rapid heartbeat, confusion, disorientation, hallucinations, convulsions, coma.

What To Do In Case of Overdose:

Dial 911 (emergency) or 0 (operator) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately. 

Possible Adverse Reactions Or Side Effects

Symptoms What To Do 
Life-threatening: 
Irritability, overactivity, trembling, insomnia, mood changes, fever, rapid heartbeat, confusion, disorientation, hallucinations, convulsions, coma.
Get emergency medical assistance immediately. See above.
Common: 
Irritability, nervousness, insomnia, false sense of well-being. 
Continue with medication. Call doctor when convenient. 
Infrequent: 
Irregular or pounding heartbeat, urgent or difficult urination. 
Discontinue taking the medication. Call doctor right away. 
Blurred vision, unpleasant taste or dry mouth, constipation or diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps, changes in sex drive, increased sweating, headache, nightmares, weakness.  Continue with medication. Call doctor when convenient.
Rare: 
Rash or hives, breathing difficulty.
Discontinue taking the medication. Call doctor right away.
Hair loss.  Continue with medication. Call doctor when convenient. 

Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and severe in those who are over 60 than in younger persons. 

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:

bulletYou are allergic to any sympathomimetic or phenylpropanolamine.
bulletYou have glaucoma.
bulletYou have taken MAO inhibitors within 2 weeks.
bulletYou plan to become pregnant within medication period.
bulletYou have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
bulletYou have irregular or rapid heartbeat.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

bulletIf you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
bulletIf you have an overactive thyroid, nervous tension or anxiety.
bulletIf you have epilepsy.
bulletIf you will have surgery within 2 months, including dental surgery, requiring general or spinal anesthesia.
bulletIf you take any other nonprescription medicine.

Interactions

Possible Interaction With Other Drugs 
Generic Name Or Drug Class Combined Effect 
Antidiabetic agents, oral or insulin May require dosage adjustment of antidiabetic agent
Antihypertensives  Decreased antihypertensive effect. 
Appetite suppressants, other Dangerous overstimulation.
 Caffeine  Increased stimulant effect.
Central nervous system (CNS) depressants  Increased depressive effects of both drugs. 
Central nervous system (CNS) stimulants Increased stimulant effects of both drugs.
Guanethidine Decreased guanethidine effect. 
Methyldopa Decreased methyldopa effect.
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors  Dangerous blood pressure rise.
Phenothiazines Decreased appetite suppressant effect. 
Rauwolfia alkaloids Decreased effect of rauwolfia alkaloids.
Possible Interaction With Other Substances 
Interacts With  Combined Effect 
Alcohol Increased sedation. 
Beverages: 
Caffeine drinks. 
Excessive stimulation. 
Cocaine Convulsions or excessive nervousness. 
Marijuana Frequent use - Irregular heartbeat.

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