COMMON USES: Didrex is an appetite suppressant used along
with diet, exercise, and behavior therapy for the short-term
management of obesity.
BEFORE USING: Some drugs or medical
conditions may interact with this medicine. Inform your Doctor
or Pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine
that you are taking. Do not use Didrex if you are also taking
furazolidone, guanadrel, guanethidine, or monoamine oxidase
inhibitors (MAOIs). Inform your doctor of any other medical
conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact
your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns
about using this medicine.
DIRECTIONS: This medication is to
be taken once daily, swallowed whole, in midmorning. 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.
CAUTIONS: 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.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: Possible side
effects include restlessness, nervousness, difficulty sleeping,
or dry mouth. If they continue or are bothersome, consult
POSSIBLE FOOD AND DRUG INTERACTIONS:
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 TAKE TOO MUCH: If overdose
is suspected, contact your local poison control center or
emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include
restlessness, tremor, rapid breathing, confusion, nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.