Tenuate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Tenuate may be prescribed for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. Tenuate is also referred to by its drug name, Diethylpropion.
Tenuate is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant. It is believed that Tenuate works by reducing the perception of hunger.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Tenuate should be taken three times a day.
Tenuate comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Tenuate lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, dry mouth, blurred vision, bad taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and changes in sexual interest or ability.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Tenuate include increased pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease, and the development of dependence.
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Tenuate – RxList