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Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: February 13

I took this product for 6 months last year, was not hungry and lost 50 lbs. The most I ever lost and the easiest I ever lost. I stopped for 4 months and didn't gain any weight back. This was a first! I would recommend it to people who can't lose it on their own. Absolutely no health problems with it, a little dry mouth in the beginning, but otherwise felt great.

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Comment from: Lilypatch, 65-74 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: April 29

I took Tenuate since the age of 21. My Dr. prescribed 100 mg. a day and since the onset I had never felt nervous and my blood pressure was always normal, if not below. There were no side effects for me, ever. In fact, what it did for me was help me to lose weight and by staying on it, I was able to maintain the weight I wanted to be. The additional benefit was I was able to stay focused with my every day tasks. These pills gave me just the right amount of energy that I never had in my life. I took them for 25 years and when my doctor retired, my new doctor would not give them to me because in Massachusetts all doctors are afraid of writing a script that you can't fill in MA, even though I am able to fill the script in NH. I was 63 when I stopped and the quality of my life has been reduced drastically. I highly recommend Tenuate because there is no other diet pill like this that helps you lose and maintain your weight and additionally helps you stay focused.

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Comment from: sharon, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: February 24

hello. I work at a physician group as a medical assistant. Most of the physicians there do not RX this particular medicine...Tenuate Dospan, although 1 does. the medication does what its suppose to do...takes the urge to compulsively eat away. I no longer was consumed with thoughts of food. Never felt nervous or jittery. I did drink alot of water, that i needed to be doing anyway. Honestly, my body felt great, but never "high" or abnormal. He would RX the med for a 3 month span...then you had to be off of it for a month, then rx another 3 months. There is potential for increase in blood pressure, so monitor yourself. But for me, it definately works. Its an "old" medication thats been around for a long time. Alot of the new, or young Dr's dont seem to want to rx it, but the new stuff has adverse effects the difference. This one does actually work, and its not overly costly. Even if you are self-pay w/ no insurance, a month (1 daily) is generally only around 45.00 or so. Not bad. I think its great. Thanks for listening. I wish you success in your weight loss may have more success in getting this RX from an older doctor who has used it for years with many of his life long patients that tend to remain with the same doctor for many years...that could be an alternative to try.

Comment from: destined4greatness, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: June 08

I've lost 20 lbs in 2 months. Not only does this literary suppress my appetite between 8-12 hours a day; it also keeps me feeling refresh, alert, and improves my focus & attention span. I wish I could take this as a vitamin supplement everyday for the rest of my life. The only side effect that I have, is dry mouth, but no jitters (like OTC diet pills). I've also been eating a lot more fruits & veggies, which probably helps speed up the process of loosing the weight.

Comment from: losing it for good, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 17

I have been taking this medication since the first week of Jan 2010. I started trying to lose weight on my own in Dec with little to no results. This medicine is AWESOME. As of today 3/17/2010, I am down 30 pounds. I still have about 30 more to go. I don't really have any side effects from the medicine, other than I have to make myself eat something, even if it is a little something, but sometimes I forget to eat because I am not getting hungry. I would and have reccommended this for friends and family.

Comment from: Luckie4Us, 45-54 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: January 08

I went to a bariatric clinic after yo-yo dieting and fluctuating weight as a result. The doctor started me off on Phenteramine, but eventually got off of that as it had a variety of adverse side-effects (ultimately progressing to severe headaches which is why I was taken off of it). The phenteramine worked, but in the end the side effects were not bearable for me. Tenuate was then prescribed and it was by far the best appetite suppressant I had ever taken. No adverse side effects whatsoever. I felt less anxiety, in an overall better mood, no nervous energy or jitters, no racing heart, and didn't want to eat everything on my plate. I have steadily lost weight and like others, feel better when on this med. I have healthy blood pressure (albeit on the low side). That may be why this makes me feel better. I really have no idea. As a weight loss drug, I recommend this to my friends to ask their doctors about, as I have had great results. You will gain weight back when you come off if it if you have not changed your eating habits (I.e. What you eat, how much you eat, etc). It's easy to fall back into old habits, so just be aware that you have to do your part. For me it is eating a high protein diet, drinking lots of water daily and not eating after 7 pm at night. Still, this was the easiest way I have ever lost weight. I definitely recommend you ask your doctor about Tenuate if you want to lose some weight. Good luck!

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Comment from: jax, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: September 28

This Rx is very effective. Dry mouth is a given because you lose lots of bloating water in your tissues. I lost 30 lbs & kept it off. This is a dangerous drug and if it's not taken exactly how instructed you can hurt yourself. Do not take more than 4 months max in your LIFE time. I abused it because I was losing so much weight & loved it and now I have pulmonary problems which can never be corrected but it's my fault for taking as directed.Side Effects are severe headaches, de-hydration, difficulty sleeping, hands shaking and a super skinny body!

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Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 31

I've only been on this pill for 12 days and have lost 7 lbs. !! It has really helped to lesson my cravings. I'm also eating a healthier diet; no sugars and cut my carb intake in half. I do have dry mouth some days which increases my water consumption but that's a good thing. I have bad knees so have not been on a regular exercise program yet. Due to my age my doctor will only allow me to take these for 6 months and after 2 weeks of use I have to start slowly tapering off. It's a good medication that really seems to work.

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Comment from: HappyCamper, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 23

I have been taking Tenuate 75mg since November 2010, it says do not cut the pills, but I did, I cut them in 4, and started with 1/4 for a week or so, then up to 1/2 for a couple few weeks, and finally up to the whole pill. I take it very early, the minute I wake up, just before 6am. I have had no problem sleeping, do have the dry mouth, I drink a lot of water, which is good for you anyway. My doctor insists that I see a dietician evey month, plus I see him every month, he does not have refills on the RX, I get a new RX when I come to the monthly appt. My doctor says this is short-term, several months at the most. Also, the drug info that come with the RX at the pharmacy clearly says that nutritional counseling and exercise are to be used with this drug. I am following the dietician's instructions, that with the extra help from the Tenuate got me down 44lbs so far, 25 to go! This drug works great for me, and I have never taken diet pills before, other that OTC Dexatrim once when I was young. I am eating healthy, fresh foods, no sugar, no white flour, no processed foods, junk food at all. I am physically active also, not an exercise fanatic at all, just doing stuff all the time, and have a physical job.

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Comment from: TexanNIkki, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: February 07

I had gasstric bypass surgery five years ago lost over 150 pounds. Had a chold 3 years ago and gained some weight. I found that I still had an appetite as if I was still pregnant. I started out with Adipex which worked, then my dr switched me to tenuate. Not as strong as Adipex, but somewhat effective., Along with a 1500 calorie diet and exercise its possible to break a plateau. Also it helps to be mentally prepared for the lifestyle change. Adipex gave me energy. Tenuate increased my metabolism. i hope this helps.

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Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 25

This medicine is a miracle. It helped me loose 15 pounds with exercise and proper diet. It was much easier to control my eating with this medicine. I highly recommend this to anyone who struggles with weight loss and overeating due to stress.

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Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 29

Can't tell any difference in my appetite or energy level.

Comment from: Kat, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 10

This has been a great assistance in gaining my dietary control. I work out regularly and can stick to a physician's monitored 1100 calorie diet with no problem. It has given me some lack of sleep, but that has been my only side effect. I struggled to lose weight with just exercise (up to 4x week) and watching what I ate, but with this I don't have temptation of "off diet" foods. So far I am very happy with taking 3x day.

Comment from: Jewls2010, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 04

I actually take the generic diethyl. I didn't see too much about this online so I will comment on here. This is my second day and I love this pill. I have been looking for a diet pill I can take that perks me up, but doesn't create a lot of anxiety. It seems that some pills cause me to have anxiety especially uppers. This pill is great it decreases my appetite. I don't crave sugery foods or carbs as much. I still think about food just not as much or have that need to just eat. So far this is a fanstantic drug. The reason I gave it 4 for effective is because it itsn't as strong as phentermine, but I like it 10 times as much as phent. It is very easy to use didn't make me have heart palps or racing heart So I would recommend this product with suffering anxiety victims. Over all I love this pill!!!

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Comment from: debbie, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: November 23

Make sure this medication is for you. You will expierence long hour with no hungur.

Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: December 05

Took Tenuate for 3 months, worked great, lost 30 pounds, however when dr took me off, blood pressure went sky-high, headaches, agitation, increased appetite, fast heart rate, think its from withdrawls.

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Comment from: Baxley, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 04

Love it! First week I lost 8Lbs. No side effects, just lots of energy

Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 19

I take one pill every other day or every three days. I have been taking this medication for about 3 months and have lost 16 lbs. so far. The only side-effects I have noticed are dry mouth (which really isn't bad, it just makes me drink more water which I need anyway) and difficulty falling asleep. I usually take Tylenol Pm on the days I take my tenuate and that helps with the insomnia. On the days that I don't take the medication I have noticed that my appetite is still diminished and I do not have difficulty falling asleep. Overall I am very pleased with this product!

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Comment from: chronhedache, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: December 09

i have chronic headaches and have tried multiple diet pills.. 99% of which give me headaches. this does not and it doesnt make me feel weird/high either. just be sure to build up the dose...start off taking 1/2 a pill for a couple weeks.

Comment from: tmbrown, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 22

this was a blessing to me. I lost 18 pounds in a short time, with diet and a little exercise.

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 26

works well controling your eatin habits. have seen the weight loss and not craving food alot.

Comment from: silvercoach, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: May 24

My doctor prescribes this medication for me when I described my eating behavior to be similar to drug craving and drug seeking behaviors. The medication has made it easier for me to identify being hungry or just wanting to eat to stuff an emotion. I have taken it for over 1 year and have lost 25 lbs.

Comment from: gapeach, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: September 15

I started taking the RX early August, with my first DR visit I had lost 8 pounds and that was with No exercising at all. It has given my energy and it does suppress my appetite alot, if I didnt just eat something throughout the day, I literally would not eat. I have started to exercise more this month, and I can tell a difference in my clothes. This is truly a weight lose miracle.

Comment from: brooklynbabe, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 20

i lost 11 lbs. in the first 2 weeks! so far no side effects. take it in the morning, watch what i am eating and working out a few days a week. Love it!

Comment from: nina, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: May 21

i took this product less than 1 month, had to stop because i was experiencing extremely dry mouth,and lower back pain. did reduce my appetite but did not give me energy.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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