Diethylpropion: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking diethylpropion if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Diethylpropion to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

How Does Diethylpropion Work?

Diethylpropion works by suppressing the appetite, and it may also increase the metabolism. It is chemically related to amphetamines.

Effects of Diethylpropion

Only very short studies have evaluated the effectiveness of medications like diethylpropion. In these studies, people taking these weight loss drugs lost more weight than those not taking the drugs, but the difference was very small (only a fraction of a pound more per week). Studies also suggest that the effects of these types of drugs for weight loss decrease after the first few weeks.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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