Diethylpropion is a weight reducing pill, it works by decreasing appetite. Doctors usualy proscribe it for short-term use, in combination with diet, to help you lose weight.

Diethylpropion composition

The active substance in this diet pill is Diethylpropion hydrocholride. Inactive ingredients inside each tablet are corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, talc and tartaric acid.

Diethylpropion dosage

Deithylpropion is available as regular fast release short duration and slow release long duration tablets. Regular form is prescribed as single tablet three times daily, one hour before meals, the slow release tablet is prescribed once a day. The pill is not to be chewed but swallowed as whole. Due to its habit forming effect this weight loss pill should not be taken for periods longer than prescribed by your doctor. If loss of efficacy of Diethylpropion is noticed, patients must inform their doctor.

Diethylpropion interactions

  • Diethylpropion should not be taking with other diet pills.
  • Diethylpropion should not be given with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO).
  • Your doctor should know if you are taking insulin, as insulin dosages have to be reduced.
  • Use of general anesthetic with Diethylpropion may cause cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Diethylpropion interferes with effects of anti-hypertensive like guanethedine and a-methyldopa.
  • Phenothiazine use with Diethylpropion may antagonize its weight reducing and anorectic effects.
  • Diethylpropion reduces your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Hence it is advisable to avoid handling such function to prevent life threatening accidents.

Diethylpropion side effects

  • Skin rashes
  • Erythema
  • Chest pain
  • Abnormal heart beats
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Palpitation
  • Over stimulation
  • Fits/seizures
  • Cloudy vision as a haziness or lack of clarity in your eyesight.
  • Loss of sleep
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Disturbances in menstrual cycle