Diethylpropion is an international non-patented name of a pharmaceutical ingredient Diethylpropion Hydrochloride, providing anorexigenic effect. Diethylpropion is included into sympathomimetic amines group, approved by the FDA for a short-term therapy of obesity.
In the USA, oral pills that contain anorexigenic agent Diethylpropion are available since 1959. Diethylpropion diet pills have entered the U.S. pharmaceutical market for the first time under the brand name Tenuate. Today, diet pills, containing Diethylpropion, are sold under the original brand names Tenuate Dospan and Tenuate, as well as generic name Diethylpropion Hydrochloride.
Indications for use of Diethylpropion diet pills
- Diethylpropion diet pills are prescribed for a short-term therapy of obesity to patients with BMI ≥30. Given that Diethylpropion interaction with other anti-obesity drugs has not been studied, Diethylpropion diet pills can be used in mono therapy of obesity only.
- Pediatric patients under 16 years old have not been involved into clinical trials of Diethylpropion. Therefore, Diethylpropion pills should be only prescribed to adolescents over 16 years old.
- Diethylpropion pills can be prescribed to geriatric patients over 65 years old. Still, elderly patients, suffering from obesity, are recommended to begin the treatment course with minimal daily doses of Diethylpropion.
As any other sympathomimetic amines for obesity treatment (for example, Phentermine), Diethylpropion pharmacological effect is to suppress the appetite. Because Diethylpropion diet pills provide anorectic effect, their regular use helps to reduce significantly the number of daily meals and the amount of foods high in calories.
For rapid weight loss, one should keep a diet during the period of Diethylpropion therapy, as well as increase physical activity. The thing is that daily exercises can enhance the rate of fat burn significantly and thereby accelerate the weight loss process.
It has to be noted that Diethylpropion is the CNS stimulant, which can cause severe side effects. Therefore, in order to lessen probability of side effects, one should learn information about potential risks that may occur in the period of using Diethylpropion pills.