Didrex is an appetite suppressant used along with a weight loss diet, exercise, and behavior therapy for the short-term management of obesity.
Take Didrex about 30 minutes before a meal. Your last dose of the day must be taken at least 4 to 6 hours before bedtime. If you will be taking Didrex 1 time a day, take your dose in the morning. Didrex must be stored at room temperature below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. If you miss a dose of Didrex, take it as soon as possible. But, Do not take 2 doses at once.
Possible side effects include restlessness, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, or dry mouth. If they continue or are bothersome, consult your doctor.
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.
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 breat milk. Do not breat feed while taking Didrex.
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.
FOR WOMEN: Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you suspect that you could be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. This medicine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine.
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.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is after noon and you are taking this medicine 1 time a day or after 4 pm and you are taking it more than 1 time a day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Didrex at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.