Bontril (phendimetrazine) is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine.

Phendimetrazine (Bontril, Adipost, Anorex-SR, Appecon, Melfiat, Obezine, Phendiet, Plegine, Prelu-2, Statobex) is a stimulant drug of the morpholine chemical class used as an appetite suppressant

Phendimetrazine is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an “anorectic” drug as it stimulates the central nervous system, which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite.

Phendimetrazine is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.

Bontril may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Driving could be hazardous to the driver or pedestrians. Those who take this drug should not do work that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly. Phendimetrazine could be habit-forming and should be used only by the person for who it was prescribed and dosing instruction should be followed. Control should be kept in a secure place where children and others cannot get at it.

More information in the Prescription Drug Booklet


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