Tenuate is an appetite suppressant used along with diet, exercise,
and behavior therapy for the short-term management of obesity.
BEFORE USING: 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.
DIRECTIONS: Tenuate is to be taken
once daily, swallowed whole, in midmorning. Do not increase
your dose or take it more often than prescribed because this
drug can be habit forming. Also, if used for a longer period
of time, do not suddenly stop this medication without first
consulting your doctor. This medication is usually taken for
8 to 12 weeks.
CAUTIONS: 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.
POSSIBLE 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 while taking Tenuate, contact your doctor,
nurse, or pharmacist.
IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH: If an
overdose of Tenuate 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