APPETITE SUPPRESSANT DOSING

All dosing is for ADULTS unless otherwise specified
PRICING INFO


Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Benzphetamine

Didrex®
Tablet
  • 50 mg
Weight loss
  • Starting: 25 - 50 mg once daily
  • Maintenance: 25 - 50 mg one to three times a day
  • Max: 150 mg/day
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
YES/$$ FOOD
  • Take midmorning

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule III
  • Tablets are scored so they may be cut in two

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Diethylpropion
immediate-release

Tenuate®
Tablet
  • 25 mg
Weight loss
  • Dosing: 25 mg three times a day
  • Max: 100 mg/day
  • A midevening dose may be added to overcome night hunger
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
YES/$ FOOD
  • Take one hour before meals

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule IV
  • Usual starting dose is 25 mg three times a day before meals
  • May take a fourth dose midevening to overcome night hunger

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Diethylpropion
extended-release

Tenuate Dospan®
Tablet, extended-release
  • 75 mg
Weight loss
  • Dosing: 75 mg once daily
  • Max: 75 mg once daily
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
YES/$ FOOD
  • Take midmorning

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule IV
  • Do not cut, chew, or crush tablet

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Phendimetrazine
immediate-release

Bontril® PDM
Tablet
  • 35 mg
Weight loss
  • Dosing: 35 mg two to three times a day
  • Max: 210 mg/day (2 tablets 3 times a day)
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
YES/$ FOOD
  • Take one hour before meals

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule III
  • In some cases, half a tablet (17.5 mg) per dose may be adequate
  • Tablets are scored so they may be cut in two

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Phendimetrazine
extended-release

Bontril®
Capsule, extended-release
  • 105 mg
Weight loss
  • Dosing: 105 mg once daily
  • Max: 105 mg once daily
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
YES/$ FOOD
  • Take 30 - 60 minutes before morning meal

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule III

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Phentermine
immediate-release

Adipex-P®
Tablet
  • 37.5 mg
Capsule
  • 15 mg
  • 30 mg
  • 37.5 mg
Weight loss
  • Dosing: 37.5 mg once daily
  • Max: 37.5 mg once daily
  • Tablet can be split and given twice a day
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
YES/$ FOOD
  • May take before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule IV
  • For some patients, half tablet (18.75 mg) daily may be adequate
  • In some cases, it may be desirable to give half tablets (18.75 mg) two times a day
  • Tablets are scored so that they may be cut in two

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Phentermine
immediate-release

Lomaira™
Tablet
  • 8 mg
  • Table is scored so it may be halved
Weight loss
  • Dosing: 1 tablet three times a day 30 minutes before meals
  • Max: 8 mg three times a day
  • Tablet may be halved for 4 mg dose
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
NO/$ FOOD
  • Take 30 minutes before meals

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule IV
  • Tablets are scored so that they may be halved

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Phentermine
orally-disintegrating
tablet

Suprenza™
Tablet, orally-disintegrating
  • 15 mg
  • 30 mg
  • 37.5 mg
Weight loss
  • Dosing: 15 - 37.5 mg once daily
  • Max: 37.5 mg once daily
  • See precautions for dosing in kidney and liver disease
NO/$$$$ FOOD
  • May be taken without regard to food

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule IV
  • Place tablet on tongue where it will dissolve, then swallow with or without water

  • COMBINATION PRODUCT WITH TOPIRAMATE

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food/Other
Qsymia®

Phentermine + Topiramate
Capsule
phentermine/topiramate
  • 3.75/23 mg
  • 7.5/46 mg
  • 11.25/69 mg
  • 15/92 mg
Weight loss
  • Starting: 3.75/23 mg once daily for 14 days
  • Maintenance: 7.5/46 mg once daily
  • Max: 15/92 mg once daily
  • Evaluate weight loss after 12 weeks on 7.5/46 mg dose. If patient has not lost ≥ 3% of baseline body weight, discontinue or increase to next highest dose by giving 11.25/69 mg for 14 days, then 15/92 mg once daily.
  • If patients has not lost ≥ 5% of baseline body weight after 12 weeks on 15/92 mg dose, then discontinue
  • When discontinuing 15/92 mg dose, take every other day for 1 week to avoid precipitating seizure
  • 3.75/23 mg and 11.25/69 mg doses are for titration purposes only
NO/$$$$

FOOD
  • May be taken without regard to food. Take in morning.

OTHER
  • DEA Schedule IV
  • Topiramate is a seizure medication. See topiramate for more
  • Providers and pharmacies must register in the Qsymia REMS program in order to prescribe