Central Nervous System Stimulants and Drugs That Suppress Appetite

Nicholas T. Bello, Matthew R. Zahner

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The Side Effects of Drugs Annuals forms a series of volumes in which the adverse effects of drugs and adverse reactions to them are surveyed. The series supplements the contents of Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: The International Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions. The purpose of this supplement is to provide a concise reference of the newly available literature to support the existing information regarding the known adverse effects of commonly prescribed medications or abused drugs. The information covers peer-reviewed publications from January 2016 to December 2016. This review focused on CNS stimulants and drugs that suppress appetite. It covers amphetamines (including lisdexamfetamine, methamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymetamphetamine), methylphenidate, atomoxetine, modafinil and armodafinil, methylxanthines (caffeine), monotherapies and combinational therapies that suppress appetite (lorcaserin, phentermine, phentermine/topiramate) and medications used in Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline (rivastigmine, donepezil and memantine).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSide Effects of Drugs Annual
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameSide Effects of Drugs Annual
ISSN (Print)0378-6080

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug guides
  • Pharmacology (medical)


  • Adverse reactions
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amfetamine
  • Amphetamines
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Armodafinil
  • Atomoxetine
  • Caffeine
  • Contrave
  • Donepezil
  • Galantamine
  • Lisdexamfetamine
  • Lorcaserin
  • Metamfetamine
  • Methylphenidate
  • Methylxanthines
  • Modafinil
  • Phentermine
  • Qsymia
  • Rivastigmine
  • Treatment emergent adverse effects


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