Precautions and Warnings With Diethylpropion

Who Should Not Take Diethylpropion?

You should not take diethylpropion if you:
  • Are allergic to diethylpropion hydrochloride, Tenuate, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have pulmonary hypertension.
  • Have a heart condition, including heart disease or atherosclerosis (also known as hardening of the arteries).
  • Have severe high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Are severely agitated.
  • Have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
  • Have glaucoma (a condition of the eye).
  • Have a history of drug abuse.
  • Are currently taking any other weight loss medications.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days. MAOIs include:

Precautions and Warnings With Diethylpropion: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which diethylpropion should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with diethylpropion that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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