Tenuate Dospan is an appetite suppressant used along with diet, exercise, and behavior
therapy for the short-term management of obesity. Tenuate is
available in 75 mg sustained release tablets and in 25 mg immediate
How To Take This Medication:
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take
about 30 minutes to 1 hour before meals. Take your last dose of the day at least 4 to 6
hours before bedtime.
Tenuate Side Effects:
Side effects, that may go away during treatment, include restlessness, nervousness,
difficulty sleeping, or dry mouth. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your
doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or
Do not exceed the recommended dose or take this medicine for longer than prescribed
without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose or taking this medicine
for longer than prescribed may cause serious side effects. Keep all doctor and laboratory
appointments while you are using this medicine. Before you begin taking any new medicine,
either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not
drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how
you react to this medicine. Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency
care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine.
For women: this medicine is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding
while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the
risks to your baby.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room
immediately. Symptoms of overdose include restlessness, tremor, rapid breathing, nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.
Tenuate Drug Interactions:
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Inform your doctor
or pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Do
not use this medicine if you are also taking guanadrel, guanethidine, furazolidone, or
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions,
allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Use of this medicine is not recommended if you
have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma,
atherosclerosis, or brain or spinal cord disorders. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if
you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this
medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is after 4 pm,
skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at
Store Tenuate tablets at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and