What are Anorectic Drugs?
Anorectic Drugs are pharmaceutical medications that are used as appetite suppressants in the management of weight loss. Anorectic drugs help the individual decrease their intake of calories and should be prescribed for short term use only. These drugs are also referred to as diet plils and appetite suppressants.
Many drugs have been developed and marketed to replace amphetamines as an appetite suppressant. Due to the stimulant effects of Anorectic drugs and their relationship to amphetamines they can become very habit forming and cause serious health problems. Some of the anorectic drugs include
The brand name for Benzphetamine is Didrex. It is a white crystalline powder that is soluble in water and ethanol and is used for appetite suppression. Benzphetamine is a controlled substance and is a Schedule III drug. Since benzphetamine hydrochloride is related to amphetamines and other stimulant drugs there is potential for abuse. Individuals can become tolerant when using benzphetamine and be tempted to increase their dose and then become dependent on the drugs.
The brand name for Diethylpropion is Tenuate. This stimulant drug comes in extended released tablet form. It’s important not to take larger doses than prescribed for because diethylpropion is habit forming. Tenuate and Tenuate Dospan are used in the management of weight loss for obesity and should only be used on a short term basis (couple of weeks).
Mazindol is a stimulant drug which is used for the treatment of obesity. This appetite suppressant should only be prescribed for short term weight loss. The brand name for Mazindol is Sanorex and taken only as prescribed. Overdose symptoms include:
- Rapid breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
The brand name for Phendimetrazine is Brontrli. Tolerance to this drug can take place in just a couple of weeks so should be taken as directed by a physician for managing weight loss on a short term basis for a couple of weeks. Phendimetrazine overdose symptoms include:
Gastrointestinal problems as well as poisoning can occur due to phendimetrazine overdose, poisoning could result in convulsions, coma, and death.
There are several brand names associated with Phentermine. This drug is also prescribed for weight loss and decreases appetite. Due to the stimulant and amphetamine like effects this drug should be taken as recommended by a physician and has the potential for abuse. Phentermine is for short term management and comes under the brand names of:
- Panshape M
- Atti Plex P
Anorectic Drug on lilegal Drug Market
Anorectic Drugs are also referred to as diet plils and appetite suppressants. The most widely prescribed anorectic drug is Phentermine and it’s very easliy found on the lilicit market. There are 2 Schedule IV anorectic drugs that are used in combination with phentermine, they are fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine and users call this ‘Pen-fen combo’. Flenfluramine and Dexfenfluramine were taken off the United States market because of problems related to heart valves.
Watch this video as they talk about how three blilion does of diet plils are taken each year and the risks individuals are taking with their lives. Listen as they talk about the deaths from diets plils and then decide which is more important to you; your life or that plil?
Some individuals suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa obtain anorectic drugs to lose weight lilegally through the lilicit drug market. There are many serious health problems that can occur when taking anorectic drugs long term or obtaining them lilegally on the streets.