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Benzphetamine
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Drug Name:

Benzphetamine CIII

Generic Name and Formulations:
Benzphetamine HCl 50mg; scored tabs.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Benzphetamine:

Short-term adjunct in management of exogenous obesity.

Adult:

Initially 25–50mg daily in mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Increase if needed to 25–50mg 1–3 times daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Advanced arteriosclerosis. Cardiovascular disease. Hypertension. Hyperthyroidism. Agitation. Drug or alcohol abuse. During or within 14 days of MAOIs. Pregnancy (Cat.X).

Warnings/Precautions:

Discontinue after a few weeks as tolerance to anorectic effect occurs. Diabetes. Prescribe limited supply to prevent overdose. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Hypertensive crisis with MAOIs. Blocks guanethidine. Altered insulin requirements. Potentiated by urinary alkalinizers. Antagonized by urinary acidifiers.

Pharmacological Class:

Sympathomimetic.

Adverse Reactions:

Abuse potential, impairment in hazardous activities, arrhythmias, hypertension, CNS overstimulation, psychosis, dry mouth, GI disturbances, urticaria, impotence.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Didrex.

How Supplied:

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