Diethylpropione hydrochloride is an amphetamine derivative that acts systemically on the cardiovascular system, certain organs and the brain (or CNS) as an indirect α-sympathomimetic. It is counted among the psychostimulants and suppresses needs such as sleep, appetite, thirst and urination. The release of catecholamines (e.g. adrenaline, dopamine) increases heart rate, blood pressure and pulmonary circulation. It is used to treat obesity.