Amfepramon review

Amfepramon, known as Diethylcathinone, or Amfepramone, is a type of sympathomimetic stimulant medication that is marketed as an appetite suppressant. It is known in the market under the name Tenuate or Tenuate Dospan, and sometimes as Amfepramone. It is very similar to amphetamine. Amfepramon is also known as an anorectic or anorexigenic medication.

This medication is a chemical analog to a similar antidepressant bupropion, which was found to be effective as medication to stop smoking. Amfepramon stimulates the central nervous system, which may increase the heart rate and blood pressure and decrease a person’s appetite.

Basically marketed as an appetite suppressant, this controlled substance is used to treat obesity, used for diet, and may even sometimes be used to counter depression. Amfepramon has been listed by the FDA in pregnancy category B, meaning that it is found to not cause any harm to an unborn baby. However, expecting mothers should not take this medication without consulting their physicians.

Amfepramon is classified as a controlled substance Schedule IV, meaning it can be obtained only with a prescription. The medication comes in 25 mg pills and 75mg control-released pills by the names Tenuate, Ten-Tab and Teparil.

Amfepramon affects the central nervous system, having side effects such as nausea, headaches, bouts of insomnia, psychosis, and the more serious side effects such as pulmonary hypertension, and ultimately a stroke.

Less common side effects include xerostalmia, or a metallic taste in foods, blurred vision or photosensitivity, and allergies and rashes. Greater and more serious side effects include decrease in the affected role’s libido (sexual activity), which may lead to eventual impotence. There have been reported neurological and psychological side effects brought about by Amfepramon such as depression, anxiety, drilling headaches, restlessness, tremors, dizziness and seizures.

Caution is always emphasized when taking Amfepramon, especially if performing activities such as driving or machine operation. Amfepramon is a stimulant medication, masking tiredness, which causes fatigue leading to problems in vision, speech and motion. Amfepramon is habit forming.

Patients with a recorded history of heart illnesss or hypertensions are not advised to take Amfepramon. This also includes affected roles diagnosed with the condition arteriosclerosis or the stiffening of the arteries. Patients suffering from glaucoma are prohibited to take the medication.

Patients under monoamine oxidase inhibitor medications (Monoamine oxidaseIs) within the last two weeks may not be able to take Amfepramon, as mixing Monoamine oxidaseIs with Amfepramon may have a lethal effect on the user. Patients with a known history of medication and alcohol abuse are prohibited from using the medication as it is habit forming and may have a hard time stopping the use of the medication.

Amfepramon may not be used with other anorectic medications that may be prescribed, over the counter or herbal medications. Pregnant women should only use this medication if clearly needed. Breastfeeding women should weigh the benefits of using the medication against the potential risk it may bring to the nursing infant prior to usage of the medication.

Amfepramon has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Amfepramon

• Molecular formula of Amfepramon is C13H19NO
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-diethylamino-1-phenylpropan-1-one
• Molecular weight is 205.2961 g/mol
Amfepramon available : 25mg tablets and 75mg tablets

Generic name: Diethylpropion

Brand name(s): Adiposon, Amfepramone, Amphepramon, Amphepramone, Anfamon, Anorex, Cegramine, Danylen, Derfon, Dobesin, Frekentine, Keramik, Keramin, Magrene, Moderatan, Modulor, Neobes, Nopropiophenone, Obesitex, Parabolin, Prefamone, Regenon, Reginon, Silutin, Tenuate, Tepanil, Tylinal

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