Diethylpropion (Brand name Tenuate)
Information and Guidelines

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Diethylpropion is prescribed for the short-term management of obesity. It is typically used as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that includes dietary changes, exercise, and behavioral therapy. It is recommended for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater or for those with a BMI of 27 or greater who have additional risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, or hyperlipidemia.

**Dosage and Administration**
-Standard Adult Dose:
-Immediate-release tablets: 25 mg taken three times daily, one hour before meals.
-Extended-release tablets: 75 mg taken once daily, mid-morning.
-Administration Instructions:
– Do not take late in the evening to avoid insomnia.
– Swallow the extended-release tablet whole; do not crush, chew, or break it.
– Follow the prescribed diet and exercise regimen closely.

**Potential Risks and Side Effects**
-Common Side Effects:
– Nervousness
– Restlessness
– Insomnia
– Dry mouth
– Headache
– Increased blood pressure and heart rate

– Serious Side Effects:
– Heart palpitations
– Chest pain
– Shortness of breath
– Severe hypertension
– Mood changes or mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or agitation

– Do Not Use If:
– You have a history of cardiovascular disease, including uncontrolled hypertension, arrhythmias, or heart disease.
– You have a history of drug abuse or dependency.
– You are currently taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or have taken them within the past 14 days.
– You have hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, or severe agitation.
– You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

**Relevant Medical Conditions**

– Definition: Obesity is a chronic condition characterized by an excessive amount of body fat.
-Health Risks: Increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.

-Definition: High blood pressure, a common condition that can lead to severe complications if untreated.
-Management: Lifestyle changes, medication, regular monitoring.

-Type 2 Diabetes: A chronic condition affecting the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).
-Management: Diet, exercise, medication, and regular blood sugar monitoring.

**Treatment Options**
Treatment Options for Obesity
-Lifestyle Modifications: Dietary changes, increased physical activity, behavior therapy.
-Medications: Prescription weight loss drugs like Diethylpropion.
-Surgical Options: Bariatric surgery for eligible patients.

**Patient Education Resources**
Understanding Obesity:
– [CDC on Obesity] (
– [National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases] (

Healthy Lifestyle Tips:
– [ChooseMyPlate] (
– [American Heart Association] (

Weight Loss Support:
– [Choosing a Safe & Successful Weight loss Program] (
– [Obesity Action Coalition] (


**Prescriber/Doctor Information**
William Steers, NP and Melanie Maltese, NP: Extensive experience in managing chronic conditions like obesity. Committed to providing personalized and evidence-based care to each patient.

**Contact Information**
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– Phone: 208-887-4872
– Email:
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