diethylpropion hydrochloride

diethylpropion hydrochloride

[dī·eth′ilprō′pē·on]
an appetite suppressant; a central nervous system stimulant.
indication It is prescribed as a short-term adjunct in the treatment of exogenous obesity.
contraindications Arteriosclerosis, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, history of drug dependence or drug abuse, hypertension, concomitant administration of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within 14 days, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are restlessness and insomnia, increased blood pressure, arrhythmias, cardiovascular effects, nausea, dry mouth, and drug dependence.

diethylpropion hydrochloride

(dī-ĕth″ĭl-prō′pē-ŏn)
An adrenergic drug with actions similar to those of the amphetamines.
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7-46] Appetite suppressants that have been studied and found to be safe, effective, and of low abuse potential include diethylpropion hydrochloride (75 mg daily), mazindol (1 mg daily), phentermine hydrochloride, fenfluramine hydrochloride (d-fenfluramine and the racemic dl-fenfluramine), fluoxetine hydrochloride (60 to 80 mg daily), and phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride (75 mg daily, available over the counter)[7-46] (Table).