Tenuate® (diethylpropion hydrochloride) is a prescription weight loss drug. It is an appetite suppressant and is approved only for short-term use (just a few weeks). Tenuate is chemically related to amphetamines and has the potential to be abused.
Tenuate was originally made by Aventis Pharmaceuticals (now known as sanofi-aventis). However, the patent has since expired and generic Tenuate is now available. In fact, brand-name Tenuate is no longer made.
Generic Tenuate tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Diethylpropion 25 mg tablets (short-acting)
- Diethylpropion 75 mg controlled-release tablets (long-acting).
Generic Tenuate is currently made by various manufacturers, such as:
- Avanthi, Inc.
- Watson Laboratories
- CorePharma, LLC.