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Amphepramone

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

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

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. Amphepramone has been listed by the FDA in pregnancy category B meaning it is found to not cause any harm to an unborn baby. Expecting mothers should not take this medication without consulting their doctors.

Amphepramone is a controlled substance Schedule IV, which means that it can be obtained only with a prescription. The medication is usable in 25 mg pills and 75mg control-released pills by the names Tenuate, Ten-Tab and Teparil.

Amphepramone side effects include wamble, 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. More serious side effects include decrease in the patient’s libido (sexual activity), which may lead to eventual impotence. There have been reported neurological and psychological side effects such as depression, mood condition, drilling headaches, restlessness, tremors, dizziness and seizures.

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

Patients with a history of heart illnesses or high blood pressure are not advised to take Amphepramone. This includes patients diagnosed with the condition arteriosclerosis or the stiffening of the arteries. Patients suffering from glaucoma are advised not to take this medication.

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

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

Amphepramone has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Amphepramone


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

Generic name: Diethylpropion

Brand name(s): Adiposon, Amfepramon, Amfepramone, Amphepramon, 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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