Appetite Suppressants, Sympathomimetic (Systemic)
Precautions While Using This Medicine
doctor should check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this
medicine does not cause unwanted effects.
If you think this medicine is not working properly after you have taken
it for a few weeks, do not increase the dose
Instead, check with your doctor.
Do not take an appetite suppressant with or less than
14 days after taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor
. If you do,
you may very suddenly develop extremely high blood pressure.
Taking a sympathomimetic appetite suppressant may cause a positive result
in urine screening tests for amphetamines.
Sympathomimetic appetite suppressants may cause dryness of the mouth. For
temporary relief, use sugarless candy or gum, melt bits of ice in your mouth,
or use a saliva substitute. However, if your mouth continues to feel dry for
more than 2 weeks, check with your medical doctor or dentist. Continuing dryness
of the mouth may increase the chance of developing dental disease, including
tooth decay, gum disease, and fungus infections.
This medicine may cause some people to feel a false sense of well-being
or to become dizzy, lightheaded, drowsy, or less alert than they are normally.
Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before
you drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you
are dizzy or are not alert
Before having any kind of surgery, dental treatment,
or emergency treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that
you are using this medicine
. Taking appetite suppressants together
with medicines that are used during surgery or dental or emergency treatments
may cause serious side effects.
Check with your doctor immediately if you notice a
decrease in your ability to exercise, if you faint, or if you have chest pain,
swelling of your feet or lower legs, or trouble in breathing
may be symptoms of very serious heart or lung problems.
If you have been taking this medicine for a long time or in large doses
and you think you may have become mentally or physically
dependent on it, check with your doctor
Some signs of dependence on appetite suppressants are:
a strong desire or need to continue taking the medicine.
a need to increase the dose to receive the effects of the medicine.
withdrawal side effects (for example, mental depression, nausea or
vomiting, stomach cramps or pain, trembling, unusual tiredness or weakness)
when you stop taking the medicine.
For patients with diabetes
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you notice a change
in the results of your urine or blood sugar test or if you have any questions,
check with your doctor.
If you have been taking this medicine in large doses or for a long time,
do not stop taking it without first checking with your
. Your doctor may want you to reduce gradually the amount you
are taking before stopping completely. This will help prevent withdrawal side