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Benzphetamine (brand name Didrex) is a substituted amphetamine used short-term along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and behavioral program for weight loss. It is prescribed for obesity in individuals who have been unable to lose weight through exercise and dieting alone.

WHAT IS Benzphetamine?

Benzphetamine is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an “anorectic” or “anorexigenic” drug.
It works by stimulating the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases the heart rate and blood pressure and subsequently decreases the appetite.
This medicine is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.

Brand Name(s): Didrex
CAS nº: 156-08-1
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Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to benzphetamine and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

Benzphetamine has been approved by the FDA in 1960, for treating obesity on a short term use.
Please visit the official site of the FDA for further information.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Benzphetamine is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an “anorectic” or “anorexigenic” drug.
It works by stimulating the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases the heart rate and blood pressure and decreases the appetite.
This medicine is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.

Other uses for this medicine

This medication has not been approved for any alternative uses other than those mentioned in the product information section.

Dosage and using this medicine

It is important that you take benzphetamine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Benzphetamine is usually taken one to three times a day, before meals, on an empty stomach. Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Do not take benzphetamine in the evening because it may cause insomnia.

Additionally, never take more of this medication than is prescribed for you. Too much benzphetamine could be very dangerous to your health.

What special precautions should I follow?

BEFORE TAKING FLUOXETINE:

You cannot take benzphetamine if you have heart disease or high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), glaucoma, have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan®), tranylcypromine (Parnate®), or phenelzine (Nardil®) in the last 14 days, or if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Please inform your doctor if you have problems with your thyroid, an anxiety disorder, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, or diabetes. You may not be able to take benzphetamine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Furthermore, do not take benzphetamine if you are pregnant. Benzphetamine is in the FDA pregnancy category X, which means that this medication will cause birth defects in an unborn baby.

Additionally, it is not known whether benzphetamine passes into breast milk. Do not take benzphetamine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Benzphetamine may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or restlessness, and it may hide the symptoms of extreme tiredness. If you experience these effects, avoid hazardous activities.

Do not take benzphetamine late in the day. A dose taken too late in the day can cause insomnia.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose or if it is already evening, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. A dose taken too late in the day will cause insomnia.
Do not take a double dose of this medication.

What side effects can this medication cause?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking benzphetamine and seek emergency medical attention:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of your throat, swelling of your lips, tongue, or face, or hives)

an irregular heartbeat or very high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision)

hallucinations


abnormal behavior or confusion

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take benzphetamine and talk to your doctor if you experience

restlessness or tremor


anxiety or nervousness


headache or dizziness


insomnia
dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth


diarrhea or constipation


impotence or changes in your sex drive

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Note: Benzphetamine is habit forming. You can become physically and psychologically dependent on this medication, and withdrawal effects may occur if you stop taking it suddenly after several weeks of continuous use. Talk to your doctor about stopping this medication gradually.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Please remember to throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. If you are unsure, talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

 

In case of an emergency/overdose

In the case of an overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, then call the local emergency services on 911.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • restlessness
  • confusion
  • 
diarrhea
  • 
an irregular heartbeat
  • 
aggressiveness
  • 
hallucinations
  • 
rapid breathing
  • 
seizures
  • 
panic
  • 
tremor
  • 
nausea
  • vomiting

Product Images

PICTURES OF BENZPHETAMINE PILLS

Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of benzphetamine that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes, manufacturers and/or distributors.
The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

Name: DIDREX®
Strength(s): 50 MG
Imprint: DIDREX 50
Manufacturer: PHARMACIA/UPJHN.

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