is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.
Use caution when driving, operating
machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Phendimetrazine may cause dizziness,
blurred vision, or restlessness, and it may hide the symptoms of extreme tiredness. If you
experience these effects, avoid hazardous activities. Phendimetrazine 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. Do
not crush, chew, or open any "once-daily" phendimetrazine tablets or capsules.
Swallow them whole.
How To Take
Phendimetrazine 35 mg / 105 mg:
Take phendimetrazine exactly as
directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist,
nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Phendimetrazine is usually taken once a day (sustained release formula) or two to
three times daily (immediate-release formula) before meals on an empty stomach. Do
not take phendimetrazine in the evening because it may cause insomnia. Do not
crush, chew, or open any "once-daily" phendimetrazine tablets or capsules.
Swallow them whole. Never take more of this medication than is prescribed for you.
Too much phendimetrazine could be very dangerous to your health. Store
phendimetrazine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Phendimetrazine Side Effects:
If you experience any of the
following serious side effects, stop taking phendimetrazine 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); or · hallucinations, abnormal behavior, or
confusion. Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue
to take phendimetrazine and talk to your doctor if you experience · restlessness or
tremor, · nervousness or anxiety, · headache or dizziness, · insomnia, · dry mouth or
an unpleasant taste in your mouth, · diarrhea or constipation, or · impotence or changes
in your sex drive. Phendimetrazine 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. Side effects other than those listed here may
also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is
Phendimetrazine Drug Interactions:
You cannot take phendimetrazine
if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan),
tranylcypromine (Parnate), or phenelzine (Nardil) in the last 14 days. Changes in
insulin and other diabetes drug therapies may be necessary during treatment with
phendimetrazine. Phendimetrazine may reduce the effects of guanethidine (Ismelin).
This could lead to an increase in blood pressure. Tell your doctor if you are taking
guanethidine. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking a
tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Asendin), doxepin
(Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), imipramine (Tofranil), clomipramine (Anafranil),
protriptyline (Vivactil), or desipramine (Norpramin). These drugs may decrease the effects
of phendimetrazine. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with
phendimetrazine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or
Missed Dosage: 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
IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH
emergency medical attention. Symptoms of a phendimetrazine overdose include
restlessness, tremor, rapid breathing, confusion, hallucinations, panic, aggressiveness,
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, an irregular heartbeat, and seizures.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store Phendimetrazine tablets /
capsules away from heat and direct light.
- Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink,
or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
- Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer
needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.