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Phendimetrazine tartrate

Generic Name: phendimetrazine (fen di MEH tra zeen)
Brand Names: Bontril, Melfiat
Phendimetrazine is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity. Includes phendimetrazine side effects, interactions and indications.

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Drug Information:
Phendimetrazine is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. Phendimetrazine stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite. Phendimetrazine is a prescription medicine that is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity. You should not use phendimetrazine if you have glaucoma, overactive Thyroid, severe heart problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, advanced coronary artery disease, extreme agitation, or a history of drug abuse. Learn more

Phendimetrazine tartrate Side Effects

Phendimetrazine Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to phendimetrazine: oral capsule extended release, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, phendimetrazine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking phendimetrazine:

Rare

  • Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • severe mental changes

Incidence not known

  • Anxiety
  • burning while urinating
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • decreased ability to exercise
  • difficult or painful urination
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • fainting
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • feeling of warmth
  • headache
  • hyperventilation
  • increased need to urinate
  • irritability
  • nausea
  • numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • passing urine more often
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • restlessness
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • trouble with breathing
  • trouble with sleeping
  • trouble with thinking, speaking, or walking
  • vomiting
  • weakness

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking phendimetrazine:

Symptoms of overdose

  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • blurred vision
  • change in consciousness
  • convulsions
  • diarrhea
  • discouragement
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • feeling sad or empty
  • lack of appetite
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of consciousness
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • overactive reflexes
  • panic
  • physical attempt to injure
  • pounding in the ears
  • rapid breathing
  • sweating
  • tiredness
  • trouble with concentrating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • violent actions

Some side effects of phendimetrazine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • increased interest in sexual intercourse
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • sleeplessness
  • stomach pain
  • unable to sleep

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to phendimetrazine: oral capsule extended release, oral tablet

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Valvular heart disease, palpitation, tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, ischemic events, flushing

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Pulmonary hypertension

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Psychotic state, insomnia, agitation, libido changes

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Overstimulation, restlessness, tremor, dizziness, headache

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Urinary frequency, dysuria

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Blurred vision

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Sweating

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Phendimetrazine Tartrate (www.drugs.com/phendimetrazine.html).