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Neobes Side Effects

By Ann Mapleridge ; Updated July 27, 2017

Neobes is a weight loss drug that is the brand name for the drug Diethylpropion, which is also marketed as Tenuate. As of late 2009, the drug was not available for purchase in the United States and is legally available only through a prescription in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala. Neobes works by suppressing the user's appetite, causing her to eat less and lose weight. There are a few adverse side effects to taking Neobes.


Neobes causes an increase in the patient's energy level. That increase in energy level can sometimes become make it difficult for someone taking Neobes to sleep at night.

Cardiovascular Problems

Neobes can affect a user's heart rate, causing her to have a faster resting heart rate than normal. Over time, Neobes can also cause a patient to have an irregular heartbeat or chest pains from the heart working to pump blood faster than normal.

Gastrointestinal Problems

Taking Neobes has been known to cause nausea and vomiting in some patients. Some patients also experience constipation while taking the drug or have abdominal cramps.

Skin Rash

Some patients have an allergic reaction to Neobes causing them to break out in a rash all over their bodies or develop hives.

Psychologic Problems

The stimulants in Neobes can cause patients to have a feeling of nervousness, anxiety or restlessness. Prolonged use can cause the patient to get headaches or, in some extreme cases, suffer seizures.

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