Appetite Suppressants, Sympathomimetic (Systemic)
Side Effects of This Medicine
Appetite suppressants may
cause some serious side effects, including heart and lung problems. You and your doctor should discuss the good this medicine may
do as well as the risks of taking it.
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may
cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur,
if they do occur they may need medical attention.
your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Less common or rare
Difficult or painful urination; fast
or irregular heartbeat; feeling that others can hear
your thoughts; feeling that others are watching you
or controlling your behavior; hallucinations (feeling,
seeing, or hearing things that are not there); headache
(severe); mental depression; numbness, especially on one side of the face or body; skin rash or hives; sore throat and fever (with diethylpropion); talking, feeling, and acting with excitement and
activity you cannot control; unusual bleeding or
bruising (with diethylpropion)
Symptoms of overdose
Abdominal or stomach cramps; coma; confusion; convulsions (seizures); diarrhea (severe); dizziness, lightheadedness,
or fainting; fast breathing; feeling of panic; fever; hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not there); high or low blood pressure; hostility
with urge to attack; irregular heartbeat; nausea or vomiting (severe); overactive
reflexes; restlessness; trembling or shaking; tiredness, weakness, and mental
depression following effects of excitement
Abuse of a sympathomimetic appetite suppressant
(taking the medicine in larger doses or taking it more frequently or for a
longer time than the doctor ordered) can cause the following side effects:
Changes in personality; excessive, excited
activity; irritability (severe); mental illness (severe), similar to schizophrenia; skin disease; trouble in sleeping (severe)
Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention.
These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the
medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects
continue or are bothersome:
all of the side effects listed above have been reported for all of these medicines,
they have been reported for at least one of them. However, since all of the
sympathomimetic appetite suppressants are similar, any of the above side effects
may occur with any of these medicines.
After you stop using this
medicine, your body may need time to adjust. The length of time this takes
depends on the amount of medicine you were using and how long you used it.
During this time check with your doctor if you notice any of the following
Extreme tiredness or weakness; mental
depression; nausea or vomiting; stomach cramps or pain; trembling; trouble in sleeping or nightmares
side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice
any other effects, check with your doctor.