Benzphetamine Oral Tablet 50Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Benzphetamine: Oral tablet (50mg)

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Benzphetamine 50mg Tab
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Benzphetamine 50mg Tab
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Benzphetamine 50mg Tab
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Benzphetamine 50mg Tab
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Benzphetamine 50mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

BENZPHETAMINE (benz FET a meen) decreases your appetite. It is used with a reduced calorie diet and exercise to help you lose weight. This medicine is only meant to be used for a few weeks and should not be used with other weight loss medicines.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Benzphetamine: Oral tablet(50mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
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Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet

NDC: 107020040
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Obesity

Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet

Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elated Mood Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Psychosis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Benzphetamine Hydrochloride(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
You should avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this drug. Alcohol can cause drowsiness, mental impairment and fatigue which can decrease the effectiveness of Benzphetamine treatment. Do not drive or operate machinery if you have been drinking alcoholic beverages.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Amphetamines(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Amphetamines together without talking to your health care provider. Taking these drugs together might increase the risk of high blood pressure or heart rate, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, severe headache, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Foods that alkalinize urine and Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Foods that alkalinize urine and Benzphetamine Hydrochloride(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with Benzphetamine, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. You may need to limit Caffeine intake (food examples: coffee, teas, colas, and chocolate) while taking this medicine. Taking a high amount of Caffeine can increase the risk of irritability, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep (insomnia), rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Benzphetamine Hydrochloride(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Limit caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) while taking Benzphetamine. Also avoid medicines containing additional Caffeine whenever possible. Side effects from Benzphetamine may get worse if you take excessive Caffeine. Taking a high amount of Caffeine can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Acidic food and Benzphetamine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablet(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Acidic food and Amphetamines(Benzphetamine Hydrochloride)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with this medication, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. Acidic juices, like citrus juices (examples: orange juice, grapefruit juice) may decrease the absorption of this medication and are best avoided during the 1 hour before a dose, at the time of dosing, and for 1 hour after taking a dose. You may need to limit caffeine intake (food examples: coffee, teas, colas, and chocolate) while taking this medicine. Taking a high amount of caffeine can increase the risk of irritability, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep (insomnia), rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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