The short-term management of obesity combined with a diet and exercise program.
Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules are an anorectic. Exactly how Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules works is unknown, although one of its effects is to decrease your appetite.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules.
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules may not work as well and may require higher doses to obtain the same effect as when originally taken. This is known as TOLERANCE. Talk with your doctor if Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules stops working well. Do not take more than prescribed.
When used for longer than a few weeks or at high doses, some people develop a need to continue taking Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules. This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction.
If you suddenly stop taking Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules, you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms including extreme fatigue and depression.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Agitation; blurred vision; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; flushing; headache; nausea; nervousness; overstimulation; restlessness; trouble sleepingSeek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in sex drive; fast or irregular heartbeat; frequent urination or trouble urinating; hallucinations; seizures; severe headache or dizziness; stomach pain; sweating; tremor; unusual behavior or personality changes
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include coma; confusion; diarrhea; nausea; panic attack; rapid breathing; seizures; severe restlessness; stomach cramps; tremor; vomiting.Proper storage of Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules:
Store Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Bontril SR Sustained-Release Capsules. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.