DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Buy Tenuate retard immediate-release:
One immediate-release 25 mg tablet three times daily, one hour before meals, and in midevening if desired to overcome night hunger.
Buy Tenuate retard (diethylpropion hydrochloride) controlled-release: One controlled-release 75 mg tablet daily, swallowed whole, in midmorning.
This drug in known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function.
25 mg immediate-release tablets in bottles of 100
Each white, round tablet is debossed Buy Tenuate retard or MERRELL 697
Keep tightly closed, store at room temperature, preferably below 86°F.
Protect from excessive heat.
75 mg controlled-release tablets in bottles of 100
75 mg controlled-release tablets in bottles of 250
Each white, capsule-shaped tablet is debossed Buy Tenuate retard or MERRELL 698
Keep tightly closed. Store at room temperature, below 86°F.
Because Buy Tenuate retard (diethylpropion) is a 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.
Teratogenic Effects: Pregnancy Category B. Reproduction studies have been performed in rats at doses up to 1.6 times the human dose (based on mg/m2) and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to diethylpropion hydrochloride. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Since diethylpropion hydrochloride and/or its metabolites have been shown to be excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Buy Tenuate retard is administered to a nursing woman.