What is Diethylpropion Used for?

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What is Diethylpropion Used for?

Diethylpropion, also known as Amfepramone and Diethylcathinone, is a stimulant prescription drug that directly effects the central nervous system. Only a doctor can prescribe diethylproprion.

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General Uses

Diethylpropion is mainly prescribed as an appetite suppressant. Diethylproprion is of a similar chemical compound to Wellbutrin, a popular antidepressant. It can also be used to treat migraine headaches.


Diethylproprion is of a similar chemical make-up as phentermine, sibutramine and dextroamphetamine, other appetite suppressants.

Prescribed Uses

If a doctor prescribes diethylproprion, it is intended to be for short-term use only. Diethylproprion is generally only used when doctors feel the patient is dangerously obese and cannot lose weight on their own.

Surgery Alternative

Diethylproprion is sometimes used as a surgery alternative. If the patient is morbidly obese but is not a candidate for weight loss surgery, diethylproprion is a good alternative to help the patient lose weight more quickly.

Uses in Children

Diethylproprion is not FDA-approved for use by children, even obese children who have difficulty losing weight, and a doctor will not prescribe it.


Do not take diethylproprion if you have any of the following conditions: Hyperthyroidism, history of drug abuse, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, hypertension or sensitivity to sympathomimetic amines. Discuss these issues with your doctor before taking diethylproprion.

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