Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Adipost, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow Release, Melfiat
Generic Name: phendimetrazine (Pronunciation: fen di MEH tra zeen)
What is phendimetrazine (Adipost, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow Release, Melfiat)?
Phendimetrazine is similar to an amphetamine. Phendimetrazine stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite.
Phendimetrazine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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What are the possible side effects of phendimetrazine (Adipost, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow Release, Melfiat)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using phendimetrazine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
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.
What is the most important information I should know about phendimetrazine (Adipost, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow Release, Melfiat)?
Phendimetrazine may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Phendimetrazine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Do not stop using phendimetrazine suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using phendimetrazine.
Do not crush, chew, break, or open the extended-release capsule. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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