Amfepramone Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What is Amfepramone?
Amfepramone is a nonproprietary name of drug, stimulating the central nervous system (CNS). An alternative nonproprietary name of this psychostimulant is Diethylpropion.
The CNS stimulant Amfepramone (Diethylpropion) is most likely available at pharmacies under such trade names as: Regenon, Dobesin, Atractil, Menutil, Tenuate, Prefamone, Delgamer, Apisate, Linea, Anorex, Moderatan, Tepanil, Regenon Retard, Dietil-Retard, Tenuate Retard, Tenuate Dospan, Linea Valeas, and Tepanil Ten-Tab.
What is Amfepramone used for?
Amfepramone drug is used for obesity treatment in adults with BMI 30 and higher. Amfepramone can be used only for a short-term anti-obesity therapy. Usually for a long-term anti-obesity therapy, some other drugs (e.g. Orlistat, Sibutramine) are prescribed to obese patients.
Why was Amfepramone approved?
Amfepramone efficiency in anti-obesity therapy was shown in results of pre-clinical, clinical and post-marketing studies. The post-marketing studies of Amfepramone have been conducted during 50 years.
A large-scale research has shown that Amfepramone helped to lose weight within a few months and that its benefits surpassed the possible risks for health. In 2014, Amfepramone is used for anti-obesity treatment in dozens of the world countries.
After examination of the post-marketing research results, Amfepramone was recognized as unsafe medication in many European and Latin American countries, so it was withdrawn from the market.
Who is the manufacturer of Amfepramone?
Amfepramone anorexigenic drug is produced by dozens of pharmaceutical companies, including: Lannett, Essential Nutrition, Avanthi, CorePharma. All these companies are manufacturers of Amfepramone oral tablets.
Where can I buy Amfepramone?
Amfepramone tablets are available on the U.S. and the U.K. pharmaceutical markets. At the U.S. pharmacies, you can buy Amfepramone oral tablets of 25mg and 75mg, but in the UK, only Amfepramone 25mg oral tablets are available.
Who should not take Amfepramone?
Moderate and severe cardiovascular diseases are an absolute contraindication for use of Amfepramone. Overweight people with history of depression and other mental disorders can take Amfepramone only under the supervision of a professional medical worker.
This is not a full information on Amfepramone contraindications. To learn more about Amfepramone tablets, you can ask your questions by email.
Can I take Amfepramone with alcohol?
Amfepramone can increase the impact of alcohol on the CNS. Therefore, if you use Amfepramone with alcohol, side effects affecting the CNS (depression, nervousness, agitation, insomnia, convulsions and dizziness) may get worse.
What side effects does Amfepramone have?
Amfepramone weight loss tablets may cause cardiovascular, psychiatric, hematopoietic, endocrine and gastrointestinal side effects. Besides that, Amfepramone may cause allergic reaction.
What are the advantages of Amfepramone?
Amfepramone advantage over the other anorexigenic drugs is that it rarely causes sleeping problems. Therefore, to prevent night hunger, a minimal dose of Amfepramone 25mg can be taken a few hours before sleep.
Does Amfepramone have any disadvantages?
Amfepramone disadvantage is that it may cause more side effects than other appetite suppressants. Many potential risks greatly limit the ability to use Amfepramone in obesity treatment.
What is the maximum dose of Amfepramone?
An average daily dose of Amfepramone must not exceed 75 mg. Patients, who take the maximum dose of Amfepramone 75mg regularly, are at high risk of drug dependence. Because of a high risk of drug abuse, the maximum doses of Amfepramone should not be prescribed to overweight patients, prone to drug addiction.
How does Amfepramone affect pregnancy?
Amfepramone can cause teratogenic effect (Category B). Therefore, women taking Amfepramone tablets should use reliable contraception means.
Can I take Amfepramone with other drugs?
When using Amfepramone and anesthetics, arrhythmia may occur. In addition, Amfepramone can change the efficiency of antihypertensive drugs.
After the application of Amfepramone and Phenothiazines (Thorazine, Sonazine, Promapar, Sparine, Vesprin), anorexigenic activity of Amfepramone can decrease. The interaction between Amfepramone and other weight loss drugs has not been studied.
Can I use Amfepramone for prophylaxis of obesity?
Amfepramone helps to keep a hypocaloric diet only when being used. If during anti-obesity therapy a patient did not manage to change his eating behavior and to take under control his appetite, then after the termination of Amfepramone therapy regular or occasional episodes of binge eating will recur.
What can I use instead of Amfepramone?
As an alternative to Amfepramone, you can use other RX psychostimulants, psychotherapeutic treatments, obesity surgery or OTC diet pills. Regardless of the chosen method to fight obesity, for a rapid weight loss you need to be physically active, trying to keep a balanced diet.