Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overweight Diethylpropion

Diethylpropion (Tenuate, Tenuate Dospan) is an appetite suppressant. It works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland, and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite. It is used for the short-term treatment of exogenous obesity, along with other lifestyle modifications. It is similar to the amphetamines and has the potential for psychological dependency. It should be used with caution.

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2006 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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