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Phendimetrazine (By mouth)

Phendimetrazine (fen-dye-MET-ra-zeen)

Used with a diet plan for weight loss. This medicine is an appetite suppressant.

Brand Name(s):

Bontril Slow-Release

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to phendimetrazine, or if you also use any other stimulant or diet pill. Do not use this medicine if you are feeling agitated or if you have glaucoma, an overactive thyroid, or a history of heart and blood vessel disease (such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, arrhythmia, clogged arteries, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, or stroke). Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How to Use This Medicine:

Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Tablet

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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