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Tenuate Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tenuate is a sympathomimetic amine known as "anorectic" or an "anorexigenic" drug. It stimulates the central nervous system, which may be increases your heart rate and blood pressure. It is available in two forms such as immediate-release tablets and controlled-release tablets.

Tenuate Dosage

  • For Tenuate Immediate-Release, the usual starting dosage is one 25-milligram tablet and you should be taken 3 times a day.
  • For Tenuate Dospan Controlled-Release, the usual starting dosage is one 75-milligram tablet and you should be taken once daily in midmorning.

Uses of Tenuate

  • Tenuate is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tenuate

Before taken Tenuate medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tenuate. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Bruising
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty with voluntary movements
  • Feeling of illness
  • Hair loss
  • Impotence

Warnings and precautions before taking Tenuate:

  • If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, then you should be used Tenuate medicine with extra caution.
  • You should not be stopped this medicine abruptly. Because it may cause fatigue, mental depression, and sleep disturbances.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Tenuate with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tenuate with the following:

  • Blood pressure medications such as Ismelin
  • Insulin
  • Phenothiazine drugs
Overdose

After taken Tenuate if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Tenuate overdose include:

  • Tremor
  • Seizures
  • Rapid breathing
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Hallucinations
  • Vomiting
  • Panic
  • Nausea


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