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Didrex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is benzphetamine (Didrex)?
- What are the possible side effects of benzphetamine (Didrex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about benzphetamine (Didrex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking benzphetamine (Didrex)?
- How should I take benzphetamine (Didrex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Didrex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Didrex)?
- What should I avoid while taking benzphetamine (Didrex)?
- What other drugs will affect benzphetamine (Didrex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Didrex)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Didrex)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of benzphetamine can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, panic, feeling hostile or aggressive, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, muscle pain or weakness, dark colored urine, irregular heartbeat, weak pulse, slow breathing, feeling light-headed, seizure, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking benzphetamine (Didrex)?
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of benzphetamine.
To prevent sleep problems, avoid taking this medication late in the afternoon.
Benzphetamine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect benzphetamine (Didrex)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- ammonium chloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), K-Phos;
- blood pressure medications;
- insulin or oral diabetes medication;
- sodium bicarbonate, potassium citrate (K-Lyte, Urocit-K), sodium citrate and citric acid (Bicitra, Oracit), or sodium citrate and potassium (Citrolith, Polycitra);
- a stimulant or ADHD medication such as amphetamine salt combination (Adderall), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), or methylphenidate (Ritalin); or
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip), doxepin (Sinequan), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with benzphetamine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about benzphetamine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Didrex Information
- Didrex Drug Interactions Center: benzphetamine oral
- Didrex Side Effects Center
- Didrex Overview including Precautions
- Didrex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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