What is fenproporex?

Fenproporex is a commercial drug, whose active substance is of the same namedefined as fenproporex® hydrochloride, which helps in the realization of hypocaloric diets in people with obesity problems.

Note: It is worth mentioning that fenproporex® is a drug developed and patented by theSaval laboratory. (1)

What is fenproporex for?

  • Fenproporex® has amechanism of action ofanorectic effect, which is a way to suppress appetiteanxietyand decreased desire to eat, by acting on thehypothalamuscenters in thebrainthat stimulate hunger and balance satiety, being idealin a diet for weight losswith complementary exercises.
  • It is used to treat:
    • Treatment of exogenous obesity. (2)
    • Overfeeding.
    • Sedentariness.

Dosage and routes of administration of fenproporex

Fenproporex® and its components come exclusively in 10 mg, 20 mg and 30 mg tablets. Also inextended-release tablets, only 20 milligrams in 20 tablets or 30 tablets. Doses of fenproporex® in a treatment are:

  • Adolescents: Exclusively for people over 18 years of age, one tablet a day of 20 mg is used for approximately 6 months, preferably it should be consumed before breakfast.
  • Adults: A tablet of 20 mg or 30 mg a day is also used for 6 months, with the same modality as before breakfast or lunch, specifically 30 minutes before breakfast.

To highlight: It is recommended to reduce the dose carefully, to end the treatment as indicated.

side effects of fenproporex

Fenproporex® has certain side effectsto be aware of when taking it. It is recommended to be aware of the following:

  • Tachycardia.
  • dry mouth
  • Headache.
  • Arterial hypertension.

Important: If the adverse effects are prolonged, the use of the medication should be discontinued and consult a specialist doctor.

Contraindications and warnings of fenproporex

Fenproporex® is contraindicated for a certain number of patients,with special conditions or conditions. Specifically for the following cases:

  • Pediatric patients.
  • Renal insufficiency.
  • Liver failure.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Hypersensitivity to the active metabolite.
  • Advanced pregnancy.
  • stage

Avoid if you have:

  • Glaucoma.
  • Prostatic hypertrophy.
  • Urinary tract obstruction diseases.
  • Insomnia .


  • Do not administer to patients with mental instability.
  • Do not use without a prescription.
  • This drug should be kept out of the reach of children.
  • This medication should not be taken simultaneously with other drugs that exert an effect on the sympathetic system.

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