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Regimex is a medicine used for short-term (a few weeks) treatment for obesity, in addition to diet and exercise.
Regimex is a federally controlled substance because it has abuse potential.
How does this medication work?
Regimex is thought to work by suppressing your appetite.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: When used as an add-on to diet and exercise, Regimex may help you lose more weight than dieting alone.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you take Regimex exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may start to notice a decrease in your weight. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions from time to time to assess how well your medicine is working.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
More common side effects may include: increased blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, hives, restlessness, changes in your sex drive.
Less common side effects may include:
Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs), with symptoms such as shortness of breath, unexplained chest pain, fainting, or swelling of your legs and feet.
Do not take Regimex if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to similar medicines (such as amphetamine).
Do not take Regimex if you have heart problems, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), or moderate to severe high blood pressure.
Do not take Regimex if you are very anxious, tense, or agitated.
Do not take Regimex if you have a history of drug abuse.
Do not take Regimex if you have an overactive thyroid gland or glaucoma (high pressure in the eye).
Do not take Regimex if you are or may become pregnant.
Do not take Regimex if you take another medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (such as phenelzine, selegiline, or linezolid), a class of medications used to treat depression and other conditions. Do not start taking Regimex if you stopped taking an MAOI in the last 2 weeks.
Do not take Regimex with other medicines that stimulate the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Regimex. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart problems or high blood pressure, have taken any other medicine for weight loss within the past year, or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults and children ≥12 years: The usual starting dose is 25 to 50 milligrams once a day, in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Your healthcare provider may adjust your dose as needed, until the desired effect is achieved.
Take Regimex exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Regimex without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Do not drive a car, operate heavy machinery, or engage in other dangerous activities until you know how Regimex affects you.
Do not become pregnant while you are taking Regimex.
If Regimex is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Regimex with the following: blood pressure medicines; certain antidepressants (such as amitriptyline or nortriptyline); certain medicines that change the acidity of your urine; diabetes medicines (such as insulin); MAOIs; medicines that stimulate the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord); or other weight loss medicines (including over-the-counter preparations and herbal products).
Regimex may harm your unborn baby if you take it during pregnancy, and can be found in your breast milk if you take it while breastfeeding. Do not become pregnant or breastfeed while you are taking Regimex. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Regimex, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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