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Phendimetrazine (Phendimetrazine Tartrate) - Summary

 
 



SUMMARY

PHENDIMETRAZINE TARTRATE TABLETS, USP 35 mg 

Phendimetrazine tartrate, as the dextro isomer, has the chemical name of (2S,3S)-3,4-dimethyl-2-phenylmorpholine L-(+)-tartrate (1:1).

Phendimetrazine tartrate is indicated in the management of exogenous obesity as a short term adjunct (a few weeks) in a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction in patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher who have not responded to appropriate weight reducing regimen (diet and/or exercise) alone.

Phendimetrazine tartrate is indicated for use as monotherapy only.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Phendimetrazine

Inadequate sleep during teen years increases risk of obesity
Source: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness News From Medical News Today [2014.08.22]
Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class.

Midlife Obesity May Boost Dementia Risk
Source: Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines [2014.08.21]
Risk for subsequent dementia may be highest in individuals with a first record of obesity during their 30s, but the level of risk appears to diminish with increasing age.
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Tax on sugar sweetened drinks may reduce obesity in South Africans
Source: Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today [2014.08.21]
A suggested tax on sugar sweetened beverages has been given more credence in a research paper by academics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Pediatricians Must Act Earlier to Prevent Severe Obesity
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Headlines [2014.08.18]
Physicians need more and better tools to combat child and adolescent obesity to try to reduce the numbers joining the ranks of the severely obese, say 2 experts.
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Study backs call for publicly funded obesity surgery in Australia
Source: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness News From Medical News Today [2014.08.18]
The push for increased access to publicly funded bariatric surgery for obese Australians has beensupported by new research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Phendimetrazine has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 4. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
 

Phendimetrazine review by 27 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   weight loss
Dosage & duration:   35mg taken 2 times per day for the period of 4 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   A total of 20 pounds lost in one month.
Side effects:   Although I reached my goal weight, the drug made me very restless, anxious, moody. I also experienced headaches, and falling asleep was not easy while on this drug. Dizziness, light headed.
Comments:   Take one 35mg pill in the morning and one after lunch to curb appetite. I fond myself able to stay more active and run longer at the gym. It's a toss up if the results were worth the side effects. It's obvious that a drug this strong that makes you want to run a marathon and not eat can't be good for you!

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