Q. What does Diethylpropion do?
A . Diethylpropion is used as an appetite suppressant in obese patients. It is used in conjunction with an overall diet plan to reduce weight. Diethylpropion is indicated for patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater .
Q. How does Diethylpropion work ?
A. 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.
Q. Do you need a physical examination before you can start taking Diethylpropion ?
A. It is advisable to consult your doctor about the potential risks involved with taking Diethylpropion . It should NOT be taken if you have any of the following conditions: heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, atherosclerosis, or brain or spinal cord disorders.
Q. What is the recommended dosage of Diethylpropion ?
A. 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.
Q. Does Diethylpropion have any known side effects?
A. Common side effects include restlessness, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, or dry mouth.
Q. Does long term use of Diethylpropion affect health?
A. Since Diethylpropion is prescribed for short term treatment of obesity; there are no clinical findings of the long term effects of this drug.
Q. How effective is Diethylpropion ?
A . Appetite suppressants are not a substitute for proper diet. For maximum effects, this must be used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program.