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Tenuate review summary

9.4/10 Average Rating

48 Ratings with 42 User Reviews

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Review by 123Seve:

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10

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.

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April 30, 2014 10:01 PM

Review by AnneG2014:

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10

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!

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April 22, 2014 4:22 PM

Review by TurnLifePink (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

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.

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April 5, 2014 6:39 AM

Review by Beehive4 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

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!!

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January 15, 2014 8:33 PM

Review by MareKuntz (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I was just placed on Tenuate 2 days ago by my physician. I have tried many weight loss options but have had no success. I just have no will power. I am an RN, and reading about this medication I must say that I am going into it a little frightened. But, if you all can do it...so can I! I was so motivated by your many success stories, I hope that I can be one to post one also. My first day mirrored some in that the dry mouth and jitters are what bothered me. I don't think I will be able to take the medication at work. That will be okay, I don't have much time to think about food anyway. Lol! Best of Luck to you all!!!

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November 2, 2013 2:33 PM

Review by willde (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

first week lost 3 pounds. Have blurred vision but no side effects that cant be tolerated. First night could not sleep but after that it was ok. this is an awesome drug was kind of scared of diet pills but this one is great.

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October 23, 2013 12:21 AM

Review by Thickandcurvy15 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Hi, everyone I wanted to wait until I finish the entire bottle, before I came and did a review. So I went to my doctor who is awesome and she put me on Tenuate. My starting weight was 210 lbs, I started my first pill on May 24, 2013. I will be honest in my review. I started the week off strong eating right, exercising twice a day, making sure I stay within my 1200 calories daily. The exercises I did was walking and fitness blender. I made sure I drank plenty of water and the first week I lost 6.2 lbs. I was so excited and that push me to keep going that second week I lost 3 lbs and third week I lost 3lbs and so forth. As of now I'm 195.8lbs. I love this pill.

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June 21, 2013 12:10 PM

Review by Rajun Cajun (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Tenuate is the best. After having my second child in April 2012 I blew up to a whopping 300 pounds. In October of 2012 I went to my doctor and he tried me on Tenuate for 1 month. This was the best decision ever. Tenuate not only controlled my appetite, it helped me eat smaller portion. I had a 30 day supply and made it last for 2 months. By December I went down to 280lbs. In January I started counting my calories on my own without the help of pills and its mid February now I'm down to 250. Tenuate showed me how I should eat and it may have "shrunk" my stomach. I also walk a mile every day, which helped speed up my weight loss process. If I can do it, you can too. Good Luck.

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February 11, 2013 3:01 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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3.0

I have been on Tenuate for a year and at first I was losing weight fast (30lbs) and looked great but by 6 months I had stopped losing so my dr took me off it for 3 months. I got back on after I gained back 20 of the 30lbs lost. This was during summer and I have two kids I'm constantly chasing. I've been back on Tenuate for 3 months and I have gained another 6lbs WHILE ON TENUATE!!! I have a healthy diet and exercise regularly. So, if you want to lose weight for a specific occasion this med is great for you but if you want something to help you keep it off....this might not be it.

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November 14, 2012 10:24 AM

Review by blondie129 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I was prescribed to phentermine last year and had amazing results but I lost it so quickly I gained it back. So my doctor re prescribed it to me and for some odd odd reason I had the worlds worst side effects so he put me on Tenuate. So far, in the past oh say 6 days I have felt...normal. which is a good thing. I'm not eating as much and definitely am enjoying working out! This pill is awesome. Though when I went to the doctor I was 147 I don't plan on weighing myself until I go back or my pants start falling loose (because that'll get me extra curious). I definitely feel though that I have possibly lost a a few pounds, hope so. I recommend this pill to anyone who wants to lose weight and not feel like a crack head like you will on phentermine!

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October 28, 2012 11:36 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I started Tenuate in Mid March and now am down 40 lbs. I use Tenuate along with a low calorie diet and moderate exercise. I just reached one of my first goals which was to be <200 lbs. That was a big step for me. I haven't been this small since my first pregnancy back in 1995. I still have a long way to go but I am very happy with the outcome this far. I usually skip the Tenuate on the weekends because I tend to not eat breakfast on weekends. If I don't eat an hour or so after taking the pill in the mornings, I get a little jittery. I would recommend this to anyone looking to lose big numbers. I weigh in with my doctor once a month and she monitors my blood pressure, etc. Couldn't be happier.

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July 13, 2012 3:01 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I am 25 years old 5ft 9in and weighed 262lbs when I started Tenuate. I have been on it for 2 weeks now. I have not weighed yet but I have to make myself eat at first I was counting calories but couldn't eat more than 900 calories a day and that was eating 5 times a day so I just eat a little here and there. I have only experienced dry mouth. I am very hopeful I need rid of this weight maybe Tenuate will do it.

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June 28, 2012 11:26 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I just started the time release, this is my third day. I have always been hesitant because about 6 years ago I started suffering from severe panic attacks and since then I have had a hard time with anything that gets my heart rate going or makes my body feel weird including caffeine. So exercise would trigger panic attacks, I finally got them under control with meds but I weigh 277 pounds not a number I usually say out loud. So anyways I am not having any major jitters or anything, I have dry mouth really bad but can work with it. I do find that I have no appetite and food taste a little different but not craving to eat all the time. I am down to 269lbs, which is probably water weight. I am staying hopeful because I really need my life back.

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June 21, 2012 3:41 PM

Review by SaSaBabe1 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I've tried Tenuate 2 years ago to lose weight. It WORKED then and now I'm older and have high blood pressure and a bad back so I needed a boost again! Still works the same in lowering my hunger, lost 5 lbs in 2 days! 35lbs more to go and I'm VERY confident I'm going to succeed. Mine are 75 mg. No side effects with the exception of dry mouth. I drink more water.

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May 14, 2012 11:19 PM

Review by Living again!:

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10

This pill is just in one word, unbelievable! I have lost a total of 45 pounds so far! It has given me my life back. I went from a big size 12 to a size 4! I have never been happier in my life.

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March 5, 2012 2:54 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I've been taking 75 mg of Tenuate for 4 months now and have lost a total of 40 lbs and intend to lose another 15. I dropped the most weight during the first 2 months and then slowly added a few more calories to my diet to slow down the weight loss and back off the pills so that I don't put more weight back on when I'm totally off them. It takes discipline and I now eat lots of fruits and vegetables. This pill is really amazing and you do have to sometimes remind yourself to eat. There are some days (when I don't take the pill) that I feel hungry and eat more so I always try to eat less the next day. So far that's working. Since I'm 60 yrs old my Dr. has been monitoring me very carefully but I've had no issues whatsoever.

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January 17, 2012 4:10 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I have been taking this medicine for 2 1/5 months and have lost 3 inches and 17lbs and I feel a whole lot better and have more energy. Also, walking twice a day at 6 am and 6:30 pm for 2 miles each session. I have cut my food portions in half and I want to be losing more but, I am happy to be making the progress I am making. I had to increase my fiber because the medicine made me constipated. I do drink 10-12 glasses of water daily and that does helps some. I would love to read other posts on their progress that are recent this year. I will keep you updated.

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October 22, 2011 1:03 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I have been taking the 75mg time-released Tenuate for 12 days now and I've already lost 6 lbs. I take it in the morning; after it kicks in, I feel a little shaky and nauseated for about an hour (but it's not disabling); after than I'm fine for the day. I have to be careful because, if I'm really busy I'll forget to eat. I was concerned that it would keep me awake but it seems to wear off in the evening. I think drinking plenty of water is probably pretty important with this medicine.

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October 16, 2011 5:10 PM

Review by Toohappy:

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10

Unbelievable! I have lost 20 pounds in 47 days. I went from a large size 12 to a size 10. There was a time when the weight stayed the same for 2 weeks, but after that, it started to fall off again...so don't give up! I am so much happier than I've been in a LONG time!

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August 25, 2011 11:49 AM

Review by HOTTHANG5:

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9.0

I have been taking Tenuate 25mg three times a day for three weeks now and I have lost a total of 8 1/2 lbs. I eat smaller portions of food and watch what I eat and don't eat after 6:00 pm. I drink a lot of water and now my doctor started me on a diuretic to help me get rid of my water weight. So far this medication has helped and I am looking to see more results and I will keep you posted. Good luck to everyone.

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August 7, 2011 6:42 PM

Review by Bryneyes5:

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9.0

I've been taking this medication for three and a half weeks and I lost 8 lbs. My goal is to lose 50 lbs and I hope the medication works. I will keep you updated.

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August 7, 2011 6:19 PM

Review by Miracle in a bottle:

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10

I LOVE TENUATE. IT'S A DREAM PILL. Nothing else worked, but this is amazing. I feel SO much better than I have before, and I've been on it for 3 weeks now, and have lost 13 pounds. You just don't think about food as much, and it's amazing how quickly you get full. I can't believe it took me this long to find it.

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July 28, 2011 2:14 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I'm very pleased with Tenuate. It has changed my body completely. I have more energy and my body has stopped aching. I had back pain and knee pain almost every day. Since I started in February of this year I weighed 206 and am size 16. Now I am 164 and a size 10. I'm very happy yet fearful if what its going to be like when I stop taking it or will this be a life long struggle. To keep the weight off.

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July 26, 2011 9:51 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I have been taking this medication for almost a week, and I noticed immediately that the hunger decreased. I find myself hardly hungry, and when I do eat, I notice that I am full alot quicker. So full to the point of getting sick with another bite. Lunch time seems the meal where I can eat the most, but still that is hardly anything.

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July 11, 2011 12:50 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I have been taking Tenuate 75mg once a day for a week, I've lost 7lbs, I have experienced dry mouth but I can definitely live with that. Infact I almost feel sick in the morning if I don't drink 16oz of water between 6am and 9am. I still get hungry but I get full faster. I keep a bag of organic almonds in my desk and eat 6 to 10 almonds when I get hungry and that takes care of that problem. This is the first weight loss pill I've ever taken and I am pleased with it. 40lbs to go, I hope to reach my goal in 4 months, this first 7lbs was with only 2 days of exercise and eating semihealthy.

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