User Reviews for Diethylpropion
Also known as: Tenuate, Tenuate Dospan, Tepanil
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Reviews for Diethylpropion to treat Obesity
"The best weight loss medication I have ever used! I have lost 20 lbs in 2.5 months! A record for me! Side effects are minimal. I am not hungry most of the time, which gives me great control over what I eat. I count my calories each day to the best of my abilities. I used My Fitness Pal website to calculate how many calories I should eat a day to lose the weight for a specific period of time which was key to my success."
marjeanc (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2015
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"After using diet pill after diet pill and seeing no effect I finally went to my Primary Care Physician I told him that I didn't know what was happening to me I couldn't stop eating. Even when I knew I was full I was still eating. After the weight gain And being at my heaviest 192 lbs. came depression and that made my eating habits worst. Within a week of taking this medication I lost 5 lbs my eating habits started improving I no longer craved ships or sugar. By the end of two months I had lost 13 lbs. My clothes started fitting me and my depression went away. I love this medication it's been 3 months and it seems like I'm stuck at 176 lbs. Exercising improves this medication. I love this medication."
Ale0424 July 11, 2015
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"My doctor prescribed this to me and it works like wonders. I take 75mg a day. Drink water all the time. Eat 6 small mini healthy meals a day. The only affect I had was dry mouth but went a way in two weeks. It makes me full of energy. I'm never tired at all, and I work long days. When I started I was 280, and I'm done 22 pounds in one month. The big thing is motivation. We can all do it."
Mhaire7782 June 20, 2015
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Tenuate (diethylpropion): "I started taking adipex but the insomnia and other side effects were just becoming unbearable so my doctor switched me over to tenuate 75mg ER . Besides the side effects listed tenuate has been pretty bearbable vs adipex and I can cope with the few side effects they are not too bad . I have noticed for me that the weight loss is slower on tenuate but as long as I am eating right and excercising the weight comes off . I'm losing 1-2 pounds a week so I'm staying on target and at a healthy weight loss . At the begining you will lose the first week for me it was 7 pounds then after 2 weeks it slowed to 1.5 pounds a week . You have to eat healthy choices & excerise or u will just gain back what u lost."
gypsypickles (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2015
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Tenuate (diethylpropion): "I have been taking Tenuate time released 75mg for almost 3 weeks. I am down 9 lbs. I started at 130, and am Now 121.4. I have noticed that it is not working as well now as it did in the first week or two. At the beginning I was never hungry, I would have to force myself to eat something. Now, I have noticed the hunger pains. I am hoping to loose another 11 lbs."
Tiffany. (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2015
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"I am on this medication and so far it's working perfectly! It does suppress my appetite a lot! Every time I eat and the first bite of food hits my stomach I get sick and feel like I am going to throw up, so it's working and is deterring me from over eating! I didn't rank it a full 10 because the price is sort of high (depends on where you buy it) however, I have found that Wal-Mart is the cheapest on it!"
cvdixon29 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2015
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Tenuate (diethylpropion): "Loved this medicine at start a month ago. Lost 9 pounds. I am not obese but after a hard year and surgery I had to give up exercise. I gained almost 20 lbs in two years and I was miserable. My doctor realized I needed a kick start and prescribed this... I LOVED ... I have been more attentive and energetic and not eating just for the sake of eating or being bored. After a month I feel like my body is too used to it and not the same as day one ... But I am going to keep going and try to lose 10 more pounds... However I will say that I have not had bad side affects at all ..."
Trying to get back to me January 22, 2015
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"I have been on this medication at 75mg for two weeks now and have lost 12 lbs. I feel great. There was some side effect the first few days but all that is left is a dry mouth but I just drink alot of water which is actually good for me because previously I was horrible at drinking it. I will be monitored monthly by my doctor to ensure safety and am so far satisfied with the beginning results."
bea75 December 17, 2014
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"I have been on this medication for 1 month , and it DOES take away hunger. I take my pill around 10am because I'm more of a late night eater. I have had the headaches the first week taking the pills but they have slightly gone away. This pill does make me feel a bit of the rapid heart beat but only for a bit. I did feel a bit of depression the first week taking it and its not like me at all but as my body is getting used to it that feeling went away. I have tried Phentermine and that gave me crazy energy. BUT I was still able to eat on it, it did not really take my hunger away like Diethylpropion. I'm on the 75mg ER so it releases slower for the whole day. I exercise 5 days a week for 1hr and 30 min lost 12lbs and exercise and eat right."
LALA951 December 12, 2014
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Tenuate (diethylpropion): "I have been on Tenuate 75 mgs. for 1 week and I have lost 11 lbs. I have increase energy, it curbs my appetite, and little to no side effects. I am hoping with the medication and learning a new life style change of eating that I can finally get to the point where I am not obese."
Beccatpd (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2014
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"It's exactly 1 month today went to clinic to weigh myself and have lost exactly a stone which is around 14lbs. I think great but must say that speed of weight loss has reduced to around 3lbs a week but still losing not gaining."
fozeea (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 13, 2014
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"It's me again, only lost 2lbs more weight loss speed slow down. Will be starting 2 25mg per day, now only taking 1 so far was advised to start taking 2 after 3 days of starting but was doing fine with 1 now lets see if taking 2 25mg a day makes any difference."
fozeea (taken for less than 1 month) May 24, 2014
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"Just started my second week starting weight was 100.5 kg weighed myself this morning I'm 97.2kg so in 9 days lost about 6lbs must say first two days had severe headaches but by 3rd day settled down. I tried every medicine but nothing worked, but this seems to be shifting the weight. "
fozeea (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2014
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"I'm here to tell you all that this tablet does work. Due to suffering from anxiety attacks I was put on these instead of phentermine as these have less side effects. I was told to take 1 25mg a day for three days and move onto two if I feel fine. I stared these on Sunday 11/05/14 and next day weighed myself I had actually put on 1/2 kilo so got disheartened my weight at this time was 100.5 kilos yep I know that's a lot, but I just weighed myself and I'm now 98.5 yep lost 2 kilos in 5 days. Only side effect, headaches but nothing else."
FoZeea (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2014
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Tenuate (diethylpropion): "I was over weight and prediabetic. I have been on Tenuate 75mg since January 1, 2014. I was about 157 and have lost 16.4 pounds. I have substantially cut down on my food intake. This medicine suppresses my urges to overeat. I now eat small portions easily with less desire for sweets. I have cut down on my sugar and carbs. My doctor said I had to lose weight because my blood sugar was in a prediabetic range. I feel this medicine has been wonderful and effective! I am very pleased and delighted since I was having difficulty taking the weight off. I hope this is helpful to others."
123Seve April 30, 2014
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Tenuate (diethylpropion): "Best diet pill so far. I've been on 25mg twice a day for a week and I'm loving it. I'm usually not good on any medication. Even some medications for my stomach can make me feel dizzy and weird. I'm so happy with Tenuate. I don't feel nothing but like a good feeling. I'm way more energetic. My mouth is always dry but I'm drinking a lot of water so it's ok. I haven't felt dizzy at all. Haven't had any weird heart beat. Nothing. I'm eating half of what I was eating before I was put on Tenuate. So far so good!"
AnneG2014 April 22, 2014
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"Been on these pills for a month and lost 15 lbs so far. Tried so many pills to lose weight and nothing worked. Decided to go to a weight loss doctor and it was so worth it!"
elizette (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 5, 2014
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Tenuate (diethylpropion): "I am no longer obese, but it looks like I will have to fight bulimia all my life. With ups and downs. It is not like I have not tried to work the roots of the problem, but extra help is needed now and then, as I can't eradicate it it seems. Tenuate has been a great support. I have used it sporadically, for moderate lengths of time. It has helped me so much when bulimia takes over, it lifts the dependency. Unfortunately it is no longer approved in Europe. I feel let down, and left to face my problems the hard way, again and again. "
TurnLifePink (taken for 10 years or more) April 5, 2014
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"Went to a diet clinic as I was unhappy with my weight, put on 3 stone while being in a relationship, only started a week ago went back to the clinic to be weighed and so on to find I have lost 7 pound in a week. Find the tabs helped a lot as I find I'm a picker when it comes to food and these tablets stopped me picking and I'm cutting the meals I usually have in half. Hope to lose an extra 27 pound to get my target weight."
Austin... (taken for less than 1 month) March 15, 2014
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Tenuate Dospan (diethylpropion): "Favorable experience. I was too fat and my doctor prescribed it: Tenuate 75mg. Lost a lot of weight rather quickly probably due to the fact I wasn't hungry at all while taking Tenuate 75mg. As a truck driver the added bonus of staying awake and alert helped. No bad side effects & I was able to stop taking them without any withdrawal problems. I took only one each night before starting work. It was great. Ask your doctor first about a prescription."
Pals Cartage Truck Driver (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 13, 2014
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"I've been using this medicine for the past two week and started weighting 224 and now I am down to 214. I lost ten pounds and have 30 more to go. I take half a pill in the morning (10:30) and half in the afternoon (4PM). I have kept my calories I take down to 1000 calories and have been very strict with. I have not gotten started with my exercise yet. The only side effects I have experienced have been dry and sower mouth, some constipation, and only sleeping about 6 hours at the beginning. I am pleased with my progress so far!"
avellaneh January 17, 2014
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Tenuate (diethylpropion): "I took Tenuate 25mg 5 years ago for 6 months and lost 55 pounds. After hurting my foot and not being able to exercise I gained back most of the weight over a five year period. My doctor gave it to me again in May of 2013 and I have lost 45 pounds. I weaned myself off of it and am maintaining my weight now with diet and exercise. I love my doctor for suggesting this for "women my age" (40s)!! It works great!!"
Beehive4 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 15, 2014
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