DIDREX® (benzphetamine hydrochloride) is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an "anorectic" or "anorexigenic" drug. Didrex stimulates your central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite. Didrex is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.
Possible uses of this medication
Didrex is an appetite suppressant used along with diet, exercise, and behavior therapy for the short-term management of obesity.
How to take this medication
Take on an empty stomach, once daily, 30-60 minutes before breakfast. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed because this drug can be habit forming. Also, if used for a longer period of time, do not suddenly stop this medication without first consulting your doctor. This medication is usually taken for 8 to 12 weeks.
Possible side effects include restlessness, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, or dry mouth. If they continue or are bothersome, consult your doctor.
You must not exceed the recommended dose or take this medicine for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose or taking this medicine for longer than prescribed may cause serious side effects. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Didrex. Before any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Didrex. Do not take Didrex if you are pregnant. Didrex is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast feed while taking Didrex.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other.
If you miss a dose, do not double the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
Appetite suppressants are not a substitute for proper diet. For maximum effects, this must be used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program. Do not share this medication with others.