When and How to Take Diethylpropion

General considerations for when and how to take diethylpropion include the following:
  • The medication comes in short-acting and long-acting tablet forms. The short-acting tablets are taken three times a day, one hour before meals, while the long-acting tablets are taken just once a day in the mid-morning.
  • The long-acting tablets must be swallowed whole; do not break, chew, or crush them.
  • Diethylpropion should be combined with an appropriate diet. It is not meant to be used without dieting.
  • Do not take diethylpropion more often or at higher doses than prescribed, as this can lead to addiction or dependence.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosage Information for Diethylpropion

The dose of diethylpropion that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Whether you are taking short-acting or long-acting diethylpropion tablets
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Diethylpropion Dosing for more information.)

Diethylpropion Drug Interactions

Diethylpropion can interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Diethylpropion).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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