Tenuate Retard 75mg (Diethylpropion) is a appetite depressant considered to produce less central nervous system disturbance than most drugs in this therapeutic category. It is also considered to be among the safest for patients with hypertension.
Tenuate Retard 75mg (Diethylpropion) is used in the management of exogenous obesity as a short-term adjunct (a few weeks) in a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction.
The inactive ingredients in each immediate-release tablet are: corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized corn starch, talc, and tartaric acid. The inactive ingredients in each controlled-release tablet are: carbomer 934P, mannitol, povidone, tartaric acid, zinc stearate. Diethylpropion hydrochloride is a sympathomimetic agent.
Side effects Tenuate Retard 75mg
Anxiety; bad taste in mouth; change in sex drive; constipation; depression; diarrhea; difficulty moving; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; enlargement of breasts; exaggerated sense of well-being; general body discomfort; hair loss; headache; increased pupil size; increased urination; jitteriness; menstrual upset; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; sleeplessness; stomach upset; tremor; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; blurred vision; chest pain; chills; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; impotence; painful urination; pounding in the chest; seizures; shortness of breath; sore throat; swelling of the legs and feet; unusual bruising.
Because Tenuate Retard 75mg are monoamines, hypertension may result when either agent is used with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors . Efficacy of diethylpropion with other anorectic agents has not been studied and the combined use may have the potential for serious cardiac problems; therefore, the concomitant use with other anorectic agents is contraindicated.
Antidiabetic drug requirements (i.e., insulin) may be altered. Concurrent use with general anesthetics may result in arrhythmias. The pressor effects of diethylpropion and those of other drugs may be additive when the drugs are used concomitantly; conversely, diethylpropion may interfere with antihypertensive drugs (i.e., guanethidine, a-methyldopa). Concurrent use of phenothiazines may antagonize the anorectic effect of diethylpropion.