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Cegramine

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Cegramine is a type of sympathomimetic stimulant medication that is marketed as an appetite suppressant. It is known in the market by the names Tenuate and Tenuate Dospan and is similar to amphetamine. This medication is an anorectic or anorexigenic medication.

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

Marketed as an appetite suppressant, this controlled substance is used to treat obesity, diet, and may even sometimes be used to counter depression. Cegramine is 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 first.

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

Cegramine 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, allergies and rashes. More serious side effects include a decrease in the patient’s libido (sexual activity) and can lead to eventual erectile dysfunction. There are reported neurological and psychological side effects including depression, mood condition, drilling headaches, restlessness, tremors, dizziness and seizures.

Caution is necessary when taking Cegramine, especially when performing activities such as driving or machine operation. Cegramine is a stimulant medication, masking tiredness and causing fatigue leading to problems in vision, speech and motion. Note that this medication can be habit forming.

Patients with a history of heart diseases or high blood pressure are not recommended to take Cegramine, including patients diagnosed with arteriosclerosis or the stiffening of the arteries. Patients with glaucoma should not take this medication.

Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitor medicaments (Monoamine oxidaseIs) within the last two weeks may not be able to take this medication. Mixing Monoamine oxidaseIs with Cegramine may have a lethal effect on the patient. Patients with a history of medication and alcohol abuse are prohibited from taking the medication. It is habit forming and these patients may have a hard time stopping the use of the medication.

Cegramine cannot be taken with other anorectic medicaments whether prescribed, over the counter or herbal. Pregnant women should only use this medication when needed. Breastfeeding women need to weigh the benefits of taking the medication against the potential risk it may bring to the nursing infant prior to taking the medication.

Cegramine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Cegramine


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

Generic name: Diethylpropion

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

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