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Phendimetrazine (Phendimetrazine Tartrate) - Summary

 
 



SUMMARY

Phendimetrazine tartrate is a phenylalkylamine sympathomimetic amine with pharmacological activity similar to the prototype drugs of this class used in obesity, the amphetamines.

Phendimetrazine tartrate tablets are 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. The limited usefulness of agents of this class (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY) should be measured against possible risk factors inherent in their use such as those described below.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Phendimetrazine

Obesity Surgery in Diabetics May Mean Less Eye and Nerve Damage
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines [2016.06.17]
Patients whose type 2 diabetes improves after bariatric surgery may also be less likely to suffer microvascular complications, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters Health Information

Low Folate During Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Obesity (CME/CE)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2016.06.17]
(MedPage Today) -- Optimal folate levels for pregnant women should be established, investigators argue

Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later
Source: MedicineNet Cirrhosis Specialty [2016.06.17]
Title: Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later
Category: Health News
Created: 6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

FDA approves AspireAssist obesity device
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2016.06.16]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new obesity treatment device that uses a surgically-placed tube to drain a portion of the stomach contents after every meal.

Maternal Folate Levels Are Predictive of Child Obesity Risk
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines [2016.06.15]
Maternal folate levels at the time of delivery were inversely associated with the risk for obesity in offspring, even among children born to obese mothers, a new study has found.
Medscape Medical News

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Clinical Trials Related to Phendimetrazine

Reinforcing Effects of Cocaine During Phendimetrazine Maintenance [Recruiting]
This study will determine the initial efficacy of phendimetrazine as a pharmacotherapy for cocaine dependence. A rigorous, inpatient human laboratory study will be conducted in which the subjective, physiological and reinforcing effects of cocaine are evaluated during maintenance on placebo and phendimetrazine.

Phendimetrazine and Cocaine [Recruiting]
This study will determine the safety and tolerability of phendimetrazine (Bontril®) as a pharmacotherapy for cocaine use disorder. A rigorous, inpatient human laboratory study will be conducted in which the subjective and physiological effects of cocaine are evaluated during maintenance on placebo and phendimetrazine.

Stemcells for Radiation Induced Xerostomia [Enrolling by invitation]
The current study aims to assess the safety and feasibility of the injection of autologous adipost tissue derived MSCs on radiation-induced salivary gland hypofunction and xerostomia in head and neck cancer participants. The project can potentially help to develop a clinically relevant treatment option for the growing number of patients suffering from xerostomia after radiotherapy. The development of new therapies is especially important, since only sub-optimal symptomatic treatments are currently available and the symptom of xerostomia greatly reduces the quality of life.

Efficacy of Natural Vitamin E Tocotrienol on the Treatment of Surgical Scars [Recruiting]
The overall goal of this study is to determine the efficacy of tocotrienol (TCT), a natural form of vitamin E, in preventing or reducing scar formation in human skin wounds as well as the basal levels of TCT in normal human skin and adipose tissue.

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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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Page last updated: 2016-06-17

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