(Appetite Suppressant -
USES: This medication is used as an appetite
suppressant. It is used in conjunction with an overall
diet plan to reduce weight.
HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is
best taken on an empty stomach one half-hour before
breakfast. Because this medication may cause
sleeplessness, avoid taking a dose late in the day. Take
this medication as prescribed. Do not take it more often
or longer than directed.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, sleeplessness,
irritability, stomach upset or constipation may occur
the first few days as your body adjusts to the
medication. If these effects persist or become
bothersome, inform your doctor.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your complete
medical history especially if you have high blood
pressure, an over-active thyroid, glaucoma, diabetes or
emotional problems. Consult with your doctor if you
think you are pregnant or before breast-feeding. Alcohol
can increase unwanted side effects of dizziness. Limit
alcohol use. This drug is not recommended for use in
children. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Inform your doctor about all
the medicines you use, (prescription and
nonprescription) especially if you take high blood
pressure medicine or MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone,
phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) or any other
weight loss medicine. Decongestants are commonly found
in over-the-counter cough and cold medicine.
NOTES: Appetite suppressants are not a substitute
for proper diet. For maximum effects, this must be used
in conjunction with a diet and exercise program. Do not
share this medication with others.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, do not double
the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume
your usual dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from
sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out
of the reach of children.