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If you have used Tenuate, please help others by adding your feedback. What would you tell your best friend about using this weight loss medication?


Mental health issues
1/25/2013
I was prescribed Tenuate when I was about 14 years old, I remained on the drug, taking 1 to 2 25mg pills daily until Oct of 2007, at which point and time, my doctor of 35+years abruptly & suddenly took me off of the drug of which has since created many mental health issues that have continued to worsen over the last 5+ years. I need help to know if my Severe Depression, Anxiety, & Stress of which I've had and which has only worsen over the last 5+ years. Please get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you,
Ms. F.

AskDocWeb: The effects of long-term use of Tenuate have not and probably will not be studied because it is approved only for short-term use. That is generally a few weeks. Even with short-term use both anxiety and depression are listed as possible side effects of Tenuate. The prescribing information for this drug clearly states that it should not be stopped suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Have you considered changing doctors or Adasking a Lawyer about this?


Drug interaction?
Date: 2/24/2013
Hi, I am using varfarine and my doctor give me Tenuate for losing weight. Do you think is not interaction using both medicine?
Sima

AskDocWeb: Varfarine does not appear in our database of drugs made in the U.S. A.. It appears to be a coagulant medication used to treat hypocoagulation, which means that the blood doesn't clot properly to stop bleeding. You would need to check with a source in your country to find out about any possible drug interactions.


Clenching my teeth
Date: 2/27/2013
Tenuate 75mg has helped me with weight loss; however, I find myself clenching my teeth all the time and I can't open my mouth as far as before I started taking it. Very difficult at the dentist and the jaw tension is uncomfortable on a daily basis! Do you have a suggestion? Thank you!
Laura

AskDocWeb: Clenching your teeth can result in several dental problems. Clenching your teeth is one of the main symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). The symptoms associated with TMJ disorders include:
  • Blinking
  • Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
  • Dull, aching pain in the face
  • Earache (especially in the morning)
  • Headache (especially in the morning)
  • Hearing loss
  • Migraine (especially in the morning)
  • Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw
  • Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
  • Tinnitus
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Dizziness
If you are clenching your teeth on a daily basis, check with your doctor.


Can I use Tenuate?
Date: 4/29/2006
Hi Im 31 years old and im 58kg and my hight is 160 and i do alot of sport but im eating so much i cant stop eating i feel always hungry and i got big stomach and so much celulit an i like to try this Tenuate to loos waight like 8 kilo...can i try these pills? pleas answer me.
Anita

AskDocWeb: There are several medical conditions that have to be considered before deciding that. The use of this Tenuate is typically not recommended if you have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, atherosclerosis, or brain or spinal cord disorders.


How long does it take?
Date: 6/5/2006
I've been on tenuate retard for about 3 month now. I'm planning to get pregnant. How long this drug stays in your system once you stop taking it. Thanks.
Ellie

AskDocWeb: The half-life of Tenuate is estimated to be between 4 to 6 hours so it may take up to 30 hours to completely clear your system.


Stomach pain
Date: 6/21/2006
Hi, I have been taking tenuate 75 mg for about 4 months now and in this past week I have been having pains in my lower stomach almost like period pains except sharper. I was wondering if this could be a side effect from taking tenuate? If so why am I just now experiencing this after taking it for four months?
Amy

AskDocWeb: Stomach pain may also be referred to as GI disturbances or abdominal pain and has quite a number of possible causes. Here are just a few:
  • Angina (reduced blood flow to the heart)
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholangitis (bile duct inflammation)
  • Cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Cystitis (bladder inflammation)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of ketones in the blood)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenitis (inflammation of the initial portion of the small intestine)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Empyema (infection of the lining around the lungs)
  • Endometriosis
  • Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
  • Fecal impaction (hardened stool that can't be eliminated)
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining)
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Heart attack
  • Hepatitis (liver inflammation)
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Injury
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intussusception (in children)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney infection
  • Kidney stones
  • Lead poisoning
  • Liver abscess (pus-filled pocket in the liver)
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver hemangioma
  • Mesenteric ischemia (decreased blood flow to the intestines)
  • Mesenteric lymphadenitis (swollen lymph nodes in the folds of membrane that hold the abdominal organs in place)
  • Mesenteric thrombosis (blood clot in a vein carrying blood away from your intestines)
  • Mittelschmerz (pain associated with ovulation)
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Nonulcer stomach pain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) (infection of the female reproductive organs)
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue around the heart)
  • Peritonitis (infection of the abdominal lining)
  • Pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane surrounding the lungs)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax (lung collapse caused by air that leaks inside chest wall)
  • Pulmonary infarction (loss of blood flow to the lungs)
  • Pyloric stenosis (in infants)
  • Ruptured spleen
  • Salpingitis (inflammation of the fallopian tubes)
  • Seminal vesiculitis (inflammation of the seminal vesicles)
  • Shingles
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spleen infection
  • Splenic abscess (pus-filled pocket in the spleen)
  • Stomach cancer
  • Strained or pulled abdominal muscle
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Torn colon
  • Tuboovarian abscess (pus-filled pocket involving a fallopian tube and an ovary)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uremia (buildup of waste products in your blood)
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) (stomach inflammation)
Please talk to your doctor about any stomach pain that becomes a concern.

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