Tenuate (Diethylpropion) is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Obesity. Tenuate may be used alone or with other medications. Tenuate belongs to a class of drugs called CNS Stimulants, Anorexiants, Stimulants, Sympathomimetic.
- Tenuate (diethylpropion): “Hi, everyone. I wanted to wait until I finished the entire bottle before I came and did a review. So I went to my awesome doctor, and she put me on Tenuate. My starting weight was 210 lbs; I started my first pill on May 24, 2013. I will be honest in my review. I started the week off strong, eating right, exercising twice a day, making sure I stay within my 1200 calories daily. The exercises I did were walking and a fitness blender. I made sure I drank plenty of water, and the first week I lost 6.2 lbs. I was so excited, and that pushed me to keep going. That second week I lost 3 lbs, and the third week I lost 3lbs and so forth. As of now, I’m 195.8lbs. I love this pill.”
- Tenuate (diethylpropion): “I was overweight and prediabetic. I have been on Tenuate 75mg since January 1, 2014. I was about 157 and had lost 16.4 pounds. I have substantially cut down on my food intake. This medicine suppresses my urges to overeat. I now eat small portions easily with less desire for sweets. I have cut down on my sugar and carbs. My doctor said I had to lose weight because my blood sugar was prediabetic. I feel this medicine has been wonderful and effective! I am pleased since I was having difficulty taking the weight off. I hope this is helpful to others.”
- Tenuate Dospan (diethylpropion): “I’ve been taking tenuate dospan for a little less than a month. Lost 16lbs so far! No side effects to speak of. The only thing I notice is if I eat a meal with more fat than usual, I have some diarrhea, but honestly, that’s it. Working great for me so far. I take 75 mg once a day mid-morning.”
- Tenuate (diethylpropion): “I took Tenuate 25mg 5 years ago for six months and lost 55 pounds. After hurting my foot and not exercising, I gained back most weight over five years. My doctor gave it to me again in May 2013, and I have lost 45 pounds. I weaned myself off of it and am maintaining my weight now with diet and exercise. I love my doctor for suggesting this for “women my age” (the 40s)!! It works great!!”
- “diethylpropion ER 75mg Tab LAN. The first week I lost 14 lbs no exercise. I’d have a fruit cup a day that week. It makes me thirsty, so I drink water. The flavor of food sometimes had an odd taste. I would eat about four bites, and it was by force. Taking this medication, I went from 260lb to 217lb in about four months and was without exercise. I don’t live an active lifestyle. In the beginning, it did make my stool softer. I stopped using the medication for two months. Stress ate I gained 10lbs, so I’m back on the drug, and in 24 hours, I lost a little over an lb. this time around, I’ll be walking and only consuming small portions of food and having breakfast essential drink (220cal/serving) in the morning, and it makes me super complete. Anyways this pill helps immensely, but in natural life, moderation is key. We can have what we love, just not in excess. I also suggest losing 10Lbs more than your goal bc our weight, of course, fluctuates, and this will allow for stressful times or holidays, lol.”
- Tenuate (diethylpropion): “I have been on Tenuate 75 mgs. For one week and I have lost 11 lbs. I have increased energy; it curbs my appetite and has little to no side effects. With the medication and learning a new lifestyle change of eating, I am hoping that I can finally get to the point where I am not obese.”
- Tenuate (diethylpropion): “I have been taking Tenuate 75 mg for two months and have lost 20 lbs. Unlike other meds I have tried, this one doesn’t keep me up at night, I don’t have the jitters, and I don’t obsess about food. It’s a great appetite suppressant!”
What is Tenuate?
Tenuate (diethylpropion) is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine. Diethylpropion is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system.
It is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity & Overweight. It is usually given after diet and exercise have been tried without success.
Precautions while using Tenuate Dospan
Your doctor must check your progress at regular visits to ensure that this medicine works correctly and does not cause any unwanted effects.
Do not use diethylpropion if you are using similar medicines such as benzphetamine, mazindol, phendimetrazine, phentermine, Bontril®, Didrex®, or Suprenza™. Also, do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor (MAOI) such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days. Using these medicines together may cause serious unwanted effects.
This medicine may be habit-forming. If you think this medicine is not working correctly after taking it for four weeks, do not increase the dose. Instead, check with your doctor.
Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor right away if you notice a decrease in your ability to exercise, if you faint, or if you have chest pain, swelling of your feet or lower legs, or trouble with breathing. These may be symptoms of a severe heart or lung problem.
This medicine may cause some people to become dizzy, lightheaded, or less alert than they usually are. Ensure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or not alert.
This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants (medicines that make you drowsy or less alert). Some examples of CNS depressants are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies, or colds; sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping medicine; prescription pain medicine or narcotics; medicine for seizures (such as barbiturates); muscle relaxants; or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics. Check with your medical doctor or dentist before taking any of the above while taking this medicine.
How should I take Tenuate?
Take Tenuate precisely as prescribed. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or longer than recommended.
Diethylpropion may be habit-forming. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
The immediate-release Tenuate tablet is usually taken three times a day before meals.
Tell your doctor if you do not lose at least 4 pounds after taking medicine for four weeks along with a low-calorie diet.
Tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Tenuate if you need surgery. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
Do not stop using Tenuate suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to stop using this medicine safely.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Keep track of your medicine. Diethylpropion is a drug of abuse, and you should be aware if anyone is misusing your medication or without a prescription.
Not Enough Sleep
If you’re not sleeping, you have more chances to indulge in late-night snacking. This is obvious. However, there’s another reason lack of sleep might be adding on the pounds: biochemical changes in your body resulting from sleep deprivation can make you hungrier and leave you feeling less complete after eating.