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Read drug prescription

It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Butramin before taking it.

What is Butramin

Butramin was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010.
Butramin affects chemicals in the brain that affect weight maintenance.
Butramin is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity that may be related to diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.
Butramin may also be used for other purposes not listed in Butramin guide.

Butramin side effects

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 Butramin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • new or worsening shortness of breath;
  • agitation, hallucinations, fever, tremor, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, dilated pupils;
  • very stiff muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, feeling like you might pass out;
  • easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums, or any bleeding that will not stop);
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, seizure);
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, general ill feeling; or
  • sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), problems with vision, speech, or balance.

Less serious side effects may include:
  • dry mouth, upset stomach;
  • changes in appetite;
  • constipation, stomach pain;
  • headache, back pain, joint pain;
  • feeling nervous, dizzy, or depressed;
  • flu symptoms, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough;
  • warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin;
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia); or
  • mild skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Butramin dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Obesity:

Butramin was voluntarily withdrawn from the US market by the manufacturer in October, 2010 due to clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The following dosage information applies to when the drug was available in the US.
Initial Dose: 10 mg orally once a day.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Obesity:

Butramin was voluntarily withdrawn from the US market by the manufacturer in October, 2010 due to clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The following dosage information applies to when the drug was available in the US.
Clinical studies of Butramin did not include sufficient numbers of patients over 65 years of age. Butramin is contraindicated in this group of patients.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Obesity:

Butramin was voluntarily withdrawn from the US market by the manufacturer in October, 2010 due to clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The following dosage information applies to when the drug was available in the US.
Based on one study
14 to 17 years:
Initial Dose: 10 mg orally once a day.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

Generic drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

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References

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  2. "Sibutramine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "Sibutramine". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0110... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Butramin - Frequently asked Questions

Can Butramin be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Who should not take Butramin?

Do not use Butramin if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Serious, life threatening side effects can occur if you use Butramin before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

You should not take this medication if you are allergic to Butramin, or if you have:

  • severe or uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure);

  • an eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia);

  • a history of coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis);

  • a history of heart disease (congestive heart failure, heart rhythm disorder);

  • a history of heart attack or stroke; or

  • if you are taking stimulant diet pills.

If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a Butramin dose adjustment or special tests:

  • glaucoma;

  • high blood pressure;

  • liver disease;

  • kidney disease;

  • depression;

  • underactive thyroid;

  • epilepsy or seizure disorder;

  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;

  • a history of gallstones; or

  • if you are older than 65 or younger than 16.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Butramin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Butramin.

It is not known whether Butramin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medication to anyone younger than 16 years old.

What other drugs will affect Butramin?

Before using Butramin, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by Butramin.

Ask your doctor before taking any decongestants, cough medicine, or other diet pills.

The following drugs can interact with Butramin. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:

  • lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, and others);

  • tryptophan or L-tryptophan;

  • ketoconazole (Nizoral);

  • an antibiotic such as erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin);

  • an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), venlafaxine (Effexor), and others;

  • ergot medicine such as dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray), ergonovine (Ergotrate), ergotamine (Ergomar), or methylergonovine (Methergine).

  • migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or

  • narcotic pain medication such as fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Onsolis), meperidine (Demerol), pentazocine (Talwin).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Butramin. 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.

How should I take Butramin?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Butramin is usually taken once daily. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Butramin can be taken with or without food.

You should lose at least 4 pounds during the first 4 weeks of taking Butramin and eating a low calorie diet. Tell your doctor if you do not lose at least 4 pounds after taking the medication for 4 weeks.

Your blood pressure and pulse will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.

Butramin should not be taken for longer than 2 years.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Do not share Butramin with another person. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

Can Butramin be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Butramin be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology