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Bontril PDM

BONTRIL® PDM
(phendimetrazine tartrate) Tablets, USP 35 mg

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Phendimetrazine tartrate, as the dextro isomer, has the chemical name of (2S,3S)-3,4-Dimethyl-2-phenylmorpholine L-(+)-tartrate (1:1).

The structural formula is:

BONTRIL® (Phendimetrazine tartrate) Structural Formula Illustration

C12H17NO•C4H6O6..........................M.W. 341.36

Phendimetrazine tartrate is a white, odorless crystaline powder. It is freely soluble in water; sparingly soluble in warm alcohol, insoluble in chloroform, acetone, ether and benzene.

In addition, the following inactive ingredients are present: Compressible Sugar, Confectioner's Sugar, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #6, Isopropyl Alcohol, Lactose Anhydrous, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Povidone, Purified Water, Sodium Starch Glycolate.

What are the possible side effects of phendimetrazine (Adipost, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow Release, Melfiat)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using phendimetrazine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • chest pain, feeling like you might pass out;
  • swelling in your ankles or feet;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • confusion or irritability, unusual thoughts or...

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What are the precautions when taking phendimetrazine tartrate tablets (Bontril PDM)?

Before taking phendimetrazine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other sympathomimetic amines (e.g., decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, stimulants such as amphetamine, appetite suppressants such as phentermine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using phendimetrazine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: uncontrolled high blood pressure, glaucoma, history of alcohol/drug abuse, vascular heart disease (e.g., chest pain, heart attack), mental/mood problems (e.g., severe anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis,...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/25/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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