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Diethylpropion
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Drug Name:

Diethylpropion CIV

Generic Name and Formulations:
Diethylpropion HCl 25mg; tabs.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Diethylpropion:

Short-term adjunct in management of exogenous obesity.

Adult:

25mg 3 times daily 1 hr before meals and in midevening for night hunger or one 75mg sustained-release tab daily in midmorning.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Arteriosclerosis. Hypertension. Hyperthyroidism. Glaucoma. Agitation. Drug or alcohol abuse. During or within 14 days of MAOIs.

Warnings/Precautions:

Discontinue after a few weeks as tolerance to anorectic effect occurs. Epilepsy. Cardiovascular disease. Arrhythmias. Diabetes. Prescribe limited supply to prevent overdose. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Hypertensive crisis with MAOIs. Blocks guanethidine. Adverse reaction with alcohol. Arrhythmias may occur with general anesthetics. Antagonized by phenothiazines.

See Also:

Diethylpropion sustained-release tabs

Pharmacological Class:

Sympathomimetic.

Adverse Reactions:

Abuse potential, impairment in hazardous activities, arrhythmias, hypertension, CNS overstimulation, psychosis, dry mouth, GI disturbances, urticaria, impotence, seizures, blood dyscrasias, dyspnea, hair loss, dysuria.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Tenuate, Tepanil (tabs); Tenuate Dospan, Tepanil Ten-tab (SR tabs).

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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