Benzphetamine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. Benzphetamine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system.

Benzphetamine is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity (overweight).

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    Agitation
    anxiety
    confusion
    convulsions (seizures)
    dizziness
    fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
    feeling lightheaded or faint
    hallucinations
    headache
    hives or welts
    irritability
    itching
    lightheadedness
    mood or other mental changes
    nervousness
    nightmares
    numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
    redness of skin
    restlessness
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    skin rash
    sleeplessness
    sweating
    trembling of the hands or feet
    trouble with sleeping
    trouble with thinking, speaking, or walking
    unable to sleep
    unusual feeling of excitement
    weakness
    Rare
    Chest discomfort or pain
    difficulty breathing
    discouragement
    feeling sad or empty
    lack of appetite
    loss of interest or pleasure
    severe mental changes
    shortness of breath
    swelling of the feet or lower legs
    trouble with concentrating
    trouble with breathing
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking benzphetamine, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Blurred vision
    change in consciousness
    dark-colored urine
    diarrhea
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
    fever
    loss of consciousness
    muscle cramps or spasms
    muscle pain or stiffness
    nausea
    nervousness
    physical attempt to injure oneself
    pounding in the ears
    rapid, shallow breathing
    severe anxiety or feeling of panic
    stomach cramps
    violent actions
    vomiting
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with benzphetamine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

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    Decrease in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    dry mouth
    inability to have or keep an erection
    increase in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    increased interest in sexual intercourse
    unpleasant taste
  • (oral tablet)