Diethylpropion is used to suppress appetite in obese patients. It is used in conjunction with a strict diet, and should never be prescribed as the sole method of achieving weight loss. Diethylpropion is indicated for patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.
Diethylpropion is an appetite suppressant, which works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite. The hypothalamus is the region of the brain that controls the autonomic nervous system, regulating sleep cycles, body temperature, appetite, etc.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take this medicine about 30 minutes to 1 hour before meals. Take your last dose of the day at least 4 to 6 hours before bedtime.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is after 4 pm , skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
- Store this medicine at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
- It must be should be kept out of children's reach.
- It should stored at room temperature below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
- Do NOT store Diethylpropion in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
- Do NOT keep outdated medicine past the expiration date.
Duration of usage:
Diethylpropion is meant for short-term use. Continuous use will lead your body to build up a resistance to the effects of this medication after a few weeks of treatment. It is always advised to take help from the pill but not to get addicted to it.Your doctor will determine how long you should take Diethylpropion . Follow your doctor´s advice.
Side effects, that may go away during treatment, include
- difficulty sleeping,
- or dry mouth.
Central Nervous System:
In a few epileptics an increase in convulsive episodes has been reported; rarely psychotic episodes at recommended doses; dyskinesia, blurred vision, overstimulation, nervousness, restlessness, dizziness, jitteriness, insomnia, anxiety, euphoria, depression, dysphoria, tremor, mydriasis, drowsiness, malaise, headache
Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, dryness of the mouth, unpleasant taste, nausea, constipation, other gastrointestinal disturbances
Urticaria, rash, ecchymosis, erythema
If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Use of this medicine is not recommended if you have a history of
- heart disease,
- high blood pressure,
- or brain or spinal cord disorders.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Do not use this medicine if you are also taking
or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
Take Diethylpropion ONLY as directed by your doctor. If too much Diethylpropion is taken, it may cause unwanted effects or become habit-forming. Do NOT take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.