Tenuate can aid in weight loss by reducing hunger or prolonging the feeling of fullness. People who are obese or overweight and have not been successful in losing weight through diet and exercise alone typically receive a prescription for this medication. People who are at risk of contracting diseases linked to obesity, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol, may also be prescribed tenuate.
Tenuate might have negative effects. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right away:
a light headache
agitation or tremor
Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:
a chest ache
rapid or erratic heartbeat
dizziness or vomiting
extraordinary bruising or bleeding
unusual fatigue or weakened state
Tenuate is a diet drug that works by impacting the central nervous system to reduce appetite. It is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise to treat obesity. Additionally, tenuate may be used for other conditions not covered in this medication guide.
Tablets and extended-release capsules of tenuate are readily available.One or two tablets or capsules taken three times a day, 30 minutes before meals, is the typical adult dose.Tenuate may become a habit.Do not use more of this medication than what was recommended by your doctor.
Tenuate might have interactions with other drugs. Inform your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and dietary supplements you are taking. Tell your doctor right away if you take:
MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, phenelzine, procarbazine)
nitrite of amyl
other medications that reduce hunger
This list of interactions is not exhaustive. For more information, consult your physician or pharmacist.
Mechanism of Action
Tenuate affects the central nervous system in order to work. It is comparable to amphetamines and is contraindicated in people with a history of heart disease, hypertension, or stroke. Only take this medication as directed by your doctor because it may become habit-forming.
Tenuate is quickly absorbed from the digestive system and dispersed widely throughout the body. Tenuate has a half-life of approximately 3 hours.