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Dobesin is a sympathomimetic stimulant that is marketed as an appetite suppressant. It is known as Tenuate and Tenuate Dospan, is similar to amphetamine, and is an anorectic or anorexigenic medication.

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

Marketed as an appetite suppressant, this controlled substance is used to treat obesity, diet, and to counter depression. Dobesin is listed by the Food and Drug Administration in pregnancy category B meaning it is found to not cause harm to an unborn fetus. Expecting mothers should not take this medication without consulting their physician first.

Dobesin is a controlled substance Schedule IV and can be obtained only with a prescription. It is available in 25 mg tablets and 75mg control-released tablets by the names Tenuate, Ten-Tab and Teparil.

Common side effects include nausea, cephalalgias, bouts of insomnia, psychosis, and the more serious side effects such as pulmonary high blood pressure, 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. Some neurological and psychological side effects include depression, anxiety, drilling cephalalgias, restlessness, tremors, dizziness and seizures.

Caution is required when taking Dobesin, especially when performing activities like driving or machine operation. Dobesin is a stimulant medication, which masks tiredness and causes fatigue leading to problems in vision, speech and motion. Note that this medication can be habit forming.

Patients with a history of heart illnesss or high blood pressure are not to take Dobesin, 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 (MAOIs) within the last two weeks may not take this medication. Mixing MAOIs with Dobesin can have a lethal effect on the patient. Patients with a history of medication and alcohol abuse are prohibited from taking Dobesin. It is habit forming and these patients may have a hard time stopping the use of the medication.

Dobesin cannot be taken with other anorectic medicaments. Pregnant women should only use this medication when necessary. Breastfeeding women need to weigh the benefits of taking the medication against the risk it may bring to the nursing infant prior to taking the medication.

Dobesin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Dobesin


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

Generic name: Diethylpropion

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

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