Precautions and Warnings With Phendimetrazine

Who Should Not Take Phendimetrazine?

You should not take phendimetrazine if you:
  • Are allergic to Bontril, phendimetrazine, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have a heart condition, including heart disease or atherosclerosis (also known as hardening of the arteries).
  • Have had a stroke.
  • Are breastfeeding or pregnant.
  • Have pulmonary hypertension.
  • Have uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Are taking any other stimulants or appetite suppressants.
  • Are severely agitated or nervous.
  • Have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
  • Have glaucoma (a condition of the eye).
  • Have a history of drug abuse.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days. MAOIs include:

Precautions and Warnings With Phendimetrazine: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which phendimetrazine should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with phendimetrazine that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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