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Short-term weight reduction in the management of obesity as part of a diet plan, exercise, and behavior therapy. -Diethylpropion is an appetite suppressant. It works by acting on the appetite center in the brain to cause a temporary reduction in hunger or craving for food.


* you are allergic to any ingredient in Diethylpropion * you are currently taking guanadrel, guanethidine, furazolidone, or other weight loss medicines * you are currently taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days * you have a history of heart disease, atherosclerosis, brain or spinal cord disorders, high blood pressure in the lungs, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, glaucoma, a highly nervous state or agitation, or a history of substance abuse

Adverse reactions:

Anxiety; bad taste in mouth; change in sex drive; constipation; depression; diarrhea; difficulty moving; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; enlargement of breasts; exaggerated sense of well-being; general body discomfort; hair loss; headache; increased pupil size; increased urination; jitteriness; menstrual upset; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; sleeplessness; stomach upset; tremor; vomiting. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; blurred vision; chest pain; chills; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; impotence; painful urination; pounding in the chest; seizures; shortness of breath; sore throat; swelling of the legs and feet; unusual bruising.


Furazolidone, MAO inhibitors (eg, phenelzine), general anesthetics (eg, thiopental), or tramadol because side effects such as elevated blood pressure, slow or irregular heartbeat, elevated body temperature, or an increased risk of seizures may occur * Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (eg, fluoxetine) because the actions and side effects of these medicines may be increased * Guanethidine and methyldopa because the effectiveness of these medicines may be decreased * Phenothiazines (eg, thioridazine) because the effectiveness of Diethylpropion may be decreased


* if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding * if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement * if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances * if you have kidney problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, blood vessel disease, irregular heartbeat or other heart problems, or a history of seizures * if you have used weight loss medicines within the last year



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