Diethylpropion - Drug Information

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General Information on Diethylpropion

Generic Name : Diethylpropion

Pronunciation : dye etg il proe' pee on

Latest prescription information about Diethylpropion. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Appetite Suppressants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Diethylpropion

International- Tenuate.

Why is Diethylpropion Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an appetite suppressant, prescribed for obesity.   It is used along with diet and exercise. It works by suppressing appetite.

When should Diethylpropion not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with high blood pressure in the lungs, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, increased eye pressure, who are taking MAOIs or within 14 days of MAOIs administration and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Diethylpropion?

PO- The recommended dose is 75mg/day in divided doses.

How should Diethylpropion be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, 1 hour before food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Diethylpropion?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid gland, diabetes, seizures, drug abuse, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Diethylpropion?

   Heart : Chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, ECG changes, fast heart rate, elevation of blood pressure and palpitations.
   Central Nervous System : Movement disorder, blurred vision, nervousness, restlessness, dizziness, involuntary movement, sleeplessness, anxiety, emotional state, depression, tremor, drowsiness, uneasiness, headache and stroke.
   Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, unpleasant taste, nausea, constipation and other gastrointestinal disturbances.
   Allergic reactions : Hives, rash and skin discoloration/redness.
   Genitourinary : Impotence, changes in sexual activity, breast enlargement in males and irregular periods.
   Blood : Bone marrow depression and decrease in white blood cells.
   Miscellaneous : Painful urination, difficulty in breathing, hair loss, muscle pain, increased sweating and increased urinary frequency.

What are the other precautions for Diethylpropion?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Diethylpropion?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from moisture.

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