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
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from sunlight and
moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of