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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?


Subj: I love it!
Date: 11/28/2008
This is the best thing that has happened to me. I've got my energy back, no more constant hunger or cravings and I feel in control again! I've got hope and motivation to lose my weight again. I love it! I hope my doctor will give me 1 more month to get me through the festive season. Kind Regards,
Rachelle


Subj: Tenuate Retard
Date: 12/8/2008
What is the difference between Tenuate and Tenuate Retard besides working slower. Does it curb your appetite like Tenuate. I have tried many weight loss pills and Tenuate is the only one that works for me.
Lisa

AskDocWeb: Yes, Tenuate Retard should curb your appetite just like Tenuate does.


Subj: Overweight
Date: 12/14/2008
Okay... so my husband and I are both overweight. My BMI is 29 and his is 31. Do you think that Tenuate would work for us both? Thanks,
Sherri

AskDocWeb: The BMI is only one of the things that need to be considered before deciding if you can take Tenuate or not. You will need to get a physical to be sure.


Subj: Red eye?
Date: 12/31/2008
This is very interesting. I just started on this 3 weeks ago. Started out good lost 10lbs and now I am having a difficult time at night with extreme hunger and extreme fatigue. Today I am going to tell my doctor because it just doesn't feel the same as before. I also am having trouble with my eyes being red...don't know if that is a side effect.
Dee

AskDocWeb: The red eyes may be a side effect of the fatigue but it is not listed as a side effect of Tenuate.


Subj: I like this medication
Date: 1/5/2009
I have been taking Tenuate for a little over 2 weeks now and have lost 7 pounds, which isn't too bad considering this time of year with all the food! My Dr. also gives me a B12 shot once a month and I take B6-200, and a dose of Vitamin E-400 each day, this helps with mood, and other good stuff! I like this medication for me, and hope to increase my weight loss with healthy foods, and portion control. (of course exercise helps too) I say to anyone who has tried several different avenues and have not been successful, please consult your DR. and try this combined with the vitamin mixture, God Bless and have a safe and happy new year!
Susie


Subj: Don't worry, be happy
Date: 1/18/2009
Thanks all concerned for a very interesting website. I note that a lot of people are very nervous about coming of Tenuate. Please don't be so fearful, it is not the end of the world and should be safe as houses. As has been said, Tenuate is similar to amphetamine but probably a lot safer in my humble opinion, and I am not classifying cessation of Tenuate as being anywhere near as severe as cessation of Amphetamine.

The reason I am contributing is that I have several years of experience as a qualified detox nurse and couldn't help thinking of a young lady that comes under our care periodically. She cannot be recognised through this account as confidentiality is paramount and mandatory. This lovely lady has a chronic dependance on amphetamine. She comes in for a drug free holiday me thinks. There is a standard regime for almost all drugs from which people wish to detox. Oddly enough, the treatment for amphetamine withdrawal at our establishment is astonishingly uncomplicated.

This lady's experience seems consistent with that of many coming off stimulant type meds. The doctor would put her on an antidepressant called Reboxetine (a noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor), no surprises there except that it takes a few weeks to start working. Then the patient would be allowed to sleep to her heart's content. We would wake her only to ensure concordance with the Reboxetine and to ensure she was getting plenty of fulids. Once a day, she would arise for an hour, clean the kitchen from top to bottom and eat a meal the size of a small planet (she was tiny and I don't know where she put it).

My point is this, it crossed my mind that there is no evidence that there are any life threatening withdrawal symptoms from amphetamine type medications apart perhaps from possible suicidal ideation due to the mechanism of depression that often accompanies withdrawal; and that can't be siniffed at. It strikes me that, provided you consult your doctor regarding the appropriateness of introducing a temporary antidepressant, you should be able to effect a cessation from even heavy use of Tenuate within a week of annual leave from work. Be vigilant for any underlying medical or psychological triggers for problems of chronic use. Counselling based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) might be helpful. The waiting list is long but your Occupational Health department can accelerate consultation and is entirely confidential. AskDocWeb; with respect to your experience, I welcome any comments, alternative suggestions or corrections in your experience, Regards
Daevid "Don't worry, be happy"


Subj: Regenon Retard
Date: 1/29/2009
My sister visiting from Europe let me try her weight loss medicine, Regenon Retard 75mg. The pills worked very well; and by that I mean no headaches, jitters, bad breath or the general feeling of being drugged. I'm now trying Tenuate Dospan 25mg because I couldn't find the Regenon Retard in stock nor the Tenuate Retard. Aside from the difference being a slow release time over a shorter release, could I expect the same results from Tenuate Dospan as I received from the Regenon Retard?
Sarina

AskDocWeb: We couldn't find an authoritative website that would say that Regenon Retard is the European brand name for the same drug, Tenuate Dospan (diethylpropion) but that appears to be the case. If so then the affects should be similar if not the same.


Subj: Nightmares
Date: 2/16/2009
I have been taking diethylpropion 75 mg (tenuate generic) for 11 days and have had nightmares the past 3 nights - is this usual? I haven't seen any reports of this.
Genie

AskDocWeb: Nightmares are not on the list of side effects for diethylpropion.


Subj: Vitamin b12
Date: 2/26/2009
Is it okay to take a b12 suppliment while taking Diethylpropion 75mg?
Geen

AskDocWeb: The Physician's Desk Reference lists no interactions between vitamin b12 and Diethylpropion but you should always check with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to combine a particular supplement with a prescription drug.


Subj: Wean off?
Date: 2/27/2009
I have been taking tenuate dospan for 7 weeks and I've lost 24 pounds and I stopped taking it, wanted to diet on my own but I feel extremely tired and weak. I've been off of it for 3 days, should I wean off of it? Any input would greatly be appreciated.
Michelle

AskDocWeb: There are reports that stopping this medication abruptly has caused extreme fatigue, mental depression and sleep disturbances. Please tell your doctor about these symptoms and discuss weaning off as a way of coping with these symptoms.


Subj: How long for results?
Date: 3/1/2009
I'm 5'3 and weight 133lbs. My Doctor gave me 25mg of Tenuate, how long will I expect result from this meds, I used to weight 125lbs and it's hard for me to get b. back to it. Thanks
mare

AskDocWeb: Tenuate begins working within hours and is usually taken for 8 to 12 weeks.


Subj: Wanting to buy Tenuate
Date: 3/19/2009
I am wanting to buy a supply of tenuate retard or dospan for 3 months. It has become impossible for some reason. I have never had a problem before. Can you tell me which countries now sell it. I know it is manufactured in Germany. Thank you for your help,
Jo

AskDocWeb: Maybe readers can help us out here. Is Tenuate available in your area, if so where?


Subj: Switched from Phentermine to Tenuate Dospan CR
Date: 3/22/2009
I have recently stopped taking Phentermine 37.5mg because it has stopped working for me. I started Phentermine in January 2008 and from July of 2008 I have lost a total of 45lbs. I started off at 197 and have been stuck at 155lbs. My doctor started me on Tenuate Dospan CR 75mg once a day and I am wondering if the pills along with my continued excerise and eating right will help me lose more (about 20 pound). I was just so discouraged at being stuck at the same weight for 8 months and exercised every day (30 min in the AM and 30 min in the PM). Please let me know that you think.
Rose

AskDocWeb: Congratulations on your weight loss! You have made good progress but have now hit a plateau. That happens to a lot of people. One thing you can do about it is to take a look at what you may not be doing that could influence your progress. It could be something as simple as using smaller plates at mealtime or more extensive, such as learning more about nutrition and foods to avoid. Using a different diet pill should help because the body builds up a tolerance for them after awhile and they stop working.


Subj: Worried about drug test
Date: 3/30/2009
My sister-in-law is taking Tenuate and has to take a drug test for a new employer. She's worried that Tenuate will show up on the drug test as a stimulant but I told her as long as she has a prescription for it she's okay. Can you confirm if I'm correct? Thanks.
Mary

AskDocWeb: That should be correct but we can't guarantee that it is in every situation. You might also tell her about the GC/MS confirmation test and how it can rule out false positives.


Subj: Hair loss
Date: 3/30/2009
I had had hair loss and thining of my hair is due to my taken tenuate for 2month now.
Jackie


Subj: Insomnia and headaches
Date: 4/7/2009
I've been taking Tenuate (25mg) for two days now. On the first day I took the second pill at 5.30pm or so. I couldn't fall asleep until 6.30am the next morning, so I only slept for two hours. On the second day I didn't take a pill after 12 noon and was absolutely exhausted but I still couldn't fall asleep. Will this side effect go away within a few days or do I have to stop taking the medication? The morning after my first full day, I woke up with a splitting headache. But the next morning's headache was not quite as bad so I can tell that side-effect is fading. I just worry about the insomnia, though, because I know that proper sleep also plays an important role in weight loss and overall health. Any tips or ideas you could give me would be much appreciated. Thanks.
--M

AskDocWeb: Other readers have reported that taking Tenuate before 11:00AM with food to avoids the insomnia.


Subj: Exact recommended dosage
Date: 4/9/2009
Hi, would you please send me the exact recommended dosage of the Tenuate... is it same as ... the tenuate retard?
Zahra

AskDocWeb: The exact recommended dosage of Tenuate for you can only come from your doctor after an evaluation of your medical history and current condition.


Subj: Best time to take tenuate?
Date: 4/11/2009
When in a day is the best time to take tenuate? Morning before breakfast, after that or...? Thanks,
Amir

AskDocWeb: Tenuate is typically taken about 30 minutes to 1 hour before meals. If you take your last dose of the day less than 4 hours before bedtime you may get insomnia.

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