What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much of the medication may experience the following symptoms:
  • Restlessness
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Rapid breathing
  • Confusion
  • Violent behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic
  • Dilated (wide open) pupils
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Tenuate Overdose for more information.)

How Should It Be Stored?

The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tablets in an airtight container.
Keep Tenuate and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Tenuate?

If you do not take your Tenuate as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.


Brand-name Tenuate tablets are no longer available. Generic Tenuate tablets come in the following strengths:
  • Diethylpropion 25 mg tablets (short-acting)
  • Diethylpropion 75 mg controlled-release tablets (long-acting).

Is There a Generic Version of Tenuate?

Currently, only generic Tenuate is licensed for sale (see Generic Tenuate).
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