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What is Mazindol? Uses, Effects & Cocaine Treatment

Mazindol falls within the of the Schedule IV on the DEA drug list. It is a sympathomimetic used to treat obesity in combination with lifestyle modifications. Mazindol is a tricyclic anorexigenic agent that is unrelated to and less toxic than amphetamine, but with some similar side effects. It inhibits uptake of catecholamines and blocks the binding of cocaine to the dopamine uptake transporter. Mazindol is only approved in the United States for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and is not marketed or available in the United States for use in the treatment of obesity.

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Mazindol And Cocaine

Data obtained suggests that dependence is limited in humans with this compound. It does not produce a high like cocaine.  Stimulant abusers do not typically enjoy it so it does not have a high street value.

Mozindol Overdose

Mozindol overdose symptoms are similar to that of other CNS stimulants and include restlessness, tremor, rapid breathing, confusion, hallucinations, panic, aggressiveness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, an irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure and seizures.

Mazindol is a Schedule IV drug

Mazindol is a Schedule IV which means it is . Other drugs like Modafinil  Xanax, serdexmethylphenidate, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien, Mazindol, and Tramadol in the same class at random are also classified as Schedule IV by the DEA.  in the same class at random are also classified as Schedule IV by the DEA.

Synonyms for Mazindol:

  • Mazindol
  • Mazindolo
  • Mazindolum

Mazindol is a Small Molecule that is categorized for Approved, Investigational but can be dangerous when used recreationally or misused.

Lifespan Of Mazindol In The human Body

The half-life of Mazindol means the amount of time that stays in your system before it is fully absorbed. The halflife of Mazindol is 10–13 hours.

How is Mazindol Used?

Used in short-term (a few weeks) treatments of exogenous obesity in conjunction with a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction, exercise, and behavior modification in patients with a body mass index of 30 kg of body weight per height in meters squared (kg/m2) or in patients with a body mass index of 27 kg/m2 in the presence of risk factors such as hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, or hyperlipidemia.

How Does Mazindol Become Activated?

Mazindol is a sympathomimetic amine that stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), leading to increased your heart rate and blood pressure, and decreased appetite. Since the appetite-suppressing effect of the drug tends to decrease after few weeks of treatment, sympathomimetic appetite suppressants are typically used short-term weight-loss program.

What is the primary difference between Mazindol and Modafinil?

Drug name is Mazindol is a sympathomimetic used to treat obesity in combination with lifestyle modifications. which is different from because Mazindol is a sympathomimetic used to treat obesity in combination with lifestyle modifications.

This content is verified and moderated by Dr. Brendan Bickley

This content is verified and moderated by Dr. Brendan Bickley

Dr. Bickley graduated from U.C. Irvine with honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, Cum Laude. He has been featured on national radio and print media. He is also a frequent lecturer at National Conferences. He holds an A.S. degree in Drug & Alcohol Studies, and two B.A. degrees in Criminology & Psychology, and masters and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed California Drug & Alcohol Counselor Level II, a licensed Clinical Supervisor and is certified in treating Eating Disorders.

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