Amfepramone - General Information:

A appetite depressant considered to produce less central nervous system disturbance than most drugs in this therapeutic category. It is also considered to be among the safest for patients with hypertension. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p2290)

    Pharmacology:

    Amfepramone is a sympathomimetic stimulant drug marketed as an appetite suppressant. Chemically, it is the N,N-diethyl analog of cathinone. Its mechanism of action is similar to other appetite suppressants such as sibutramine, phentermine and dextroamphetamine.

    Amfepramone for patients

    The patient should be cautioned about concomitant use of alcohol or other CNS-active drugs and TENUATE or TENUATE DOSPAN.

    The patient should be advised to observe caution when driving or engaging in any potentially hazardous activity.

    Amfepramone Interactions

    Antidiabetic drug requirements (i.e., insulin) may be altered. Concurrent use with general anesthetics may result in arrhythmias. The pressor effects of diethylpropion and those of other drugs may be additive when the drugs are used concomitantly; conversely, diethylpropion may interfere with antihypertensive drugs (i.e., guanethidine, a-methyldopa). Concurrent use of phenothiazines may antagonize the anorectic effect of diethylpropion.

    Amfepramone Contraindications

    Advanced arteriosclerosis, hyperthyroidism, known hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to the sympathomimetic amines, glaucoma, severe hypertension.

    Agitated states.

    Patients with a history of drug abuse.

    During or within 14 days following the administration of monoamine oxidase inhibitors, hypertensive crises may result.

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