Amfepramone review

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

This medicament is a chemical analog to a similar antidepressant bupropion, which was found to be effective as medicament to stop smoking. Amfepramone 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. Amfepramone 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 medicament without consulting their doctors.

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

Amfepramone affects the central nervous system, having side effects such as wamble, cephalalgias, 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 erectile dysfunction. There have been reported neurological and psychological side effects brought about by Amfepramone such as depression, mood condition, drilling cephalalgias, restlessness, tremors, dizziness and seizures.

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

Patients with a recorded history of heart diseases or high blood pressure are not advised to take Amfepramone. This also includes affected roles diagnosed with the condition arteriosclerosis or the stiffening of the arteries. Patients suffering from glaucoma are not to take this medicament.

Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitor medicaments (MAOIs) within the last two weeks may not be able to take Amfepramone, as mixing MAOIs with Amfepramone may have a lethal effect on the affected role. Patients with a known history of medicament and alcohol abuse are prohibited from taking the medicament as it is habit forming and they may have a hard time stopping the use of the medicament.

Amfepramone may not be taken with other anorectic medicaments that may be prescribed, over the counter or herbal medicaments. Pregnant women should only use this medicament if clearly needed. Breastfeeding women should weigh the benefits of taking the medicament against the potential risk it may bring to the nursing infant prior to taking the medicament.

Amfepramone has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Amfepramone

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

Generic name: Diethylpropion

Brand name(s): Adiposon, Amfepramon, 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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