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Are the drugs tenuate and adipex similar?
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Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: They are similar
Adipex is the brand name for Phentermine and tenuate is the brand for diethylpropion.
They are both sympathomimetic appetite suppressants and work in similar ways. Some people do better on one or the other, so it is good to have a choice. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for you.

In brief: They are similar
Adipex is the brand name for Phentermine and tenuate is the brand for diethylpropion.
They are both sympathomimetic appetite suppressants and work in similar ways. Some people do better on one or the other, so it is good to have a choice. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for you.
Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Dr. Lonny Horowitz
There are reasons why these are "C-IV Controlled Substances. You and your physician should be making educated decisions on what type of medications you should use, If you cannot have this type of discussion with your doctor--FIND ANOTHER ONE!! It is ASBP's official position that appetite pills be only one part of a multi-phased approach to Obesity treatment.
Dr. Lonny Horowitz
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes and No
Both appetite control medications.
Both controlled prescription drugs. Both should only be used under the close supervision of a qualified physician specialist in obesity treatment.

In brief: Yes and No
Both appetite control medications.
Both controlled prescription drugs. Both should only be used under the close supervision of a qualified physician specialist in obesity treatment.
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