|Trade names||Didrex, Recede|
|AHFS/Drugs.com||Professional Drug Facts|
|Elimination half-life||4-6 hours|
|CompTox Dashboard (EPA)|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||239.362 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
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Benzphetamine (brand name Didrex) is a substituted amphetamine used short-term along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and behavioral program for weight loss. It is prescribed for obesity to people who have been unable to lose weight through exercise and dieting alone. It is a prodrug to dextroamphetamine and dextromethamphetamine.
Benzphetamine is an anorectic, primarily promoting weight loss through reduced appetite. It also slightly increases metabolism.