Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine)

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Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. it is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system

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What is Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine)?

Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) is used togther with diet and exercise to treat obesity (overweight).

Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
chest pain, feeling like you might pass out;
swelling in your ankles or feet;
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
confusion or irritability, unusual thoughts or behavior; or
dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
Less serious side effects may include:

feeling restless or hyperactive;
headache, dizziness, tremors;
sleep problems (insomnia);
increased sweating;
dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth;
nausea, diarrhea upset stomach; or
skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Didrex (benzphetamine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effectsLearn More »

What is the most important information I should know about benzphetamine (Didrex)?

Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use benzphetamine if you are pregnant.

Taking Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) together with other diet medications (including medicines available over the counter) can cause a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. Do not take benzphetamine with any other diet medications without your doctor’s advice.

Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of benzphetamine.

Benzphetamine is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Never share benzphetamine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Benzphetamine is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine)?

Do not use benzphetamine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Serious, life threatening side effects can occur if you use benzphetamine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Taking Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) together with other diet medications (including medicines available over the counter) can cause a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. Do not take benzphetamine with any other diet medications without your doctor’s advice.

You should not take Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

coronary artery disease (hardening of the arteries);
heart disease, heart rhythm disorder;
severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure;
overactive thyroid;
glaucoma;
if you are pregnant;
if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse; o
if you have used any other diet pills within the past year.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a benzphetamine dose adjustment or special tests:

high blood pressure;
diabetes; or
a thyroid disorder.
FDA pregnancy category X. This medication can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use benzphetamine if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use effective birth control while you are using this medication.

Benzphetamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking benzphetamine.

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old.

Benzphetamine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Never share benzphetamine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
How should I take Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine)?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Benzphetamine is usually taken once each day, mid-morning or mid-afternoon.

Talk with your doctor if you have increased hunger or if you otherwise think the medication is not working properly. Taking more of this medication will not make it more effective and can cause serious, life-threatening side effects.

Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) should be taken only for a short time, such as a few weeks. Tell your doctor if you have not lost any weight after 4 weeks of treatment.

Didrex 50mg (Benzphetamine) is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Benzphetamine is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.