Definitions

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  • n. A appetite suppressant used to treat obesity

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Examples

  • The drugs - a tongue-twisting pair called fenfluramine and phentermine, or fen-phen - were intended to treat serious obesity, not cosmetic insecurity.

    Weighty Problems

  • Taking Adipex together with other diet medications such as fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux) can cause a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension.

    NiteLife

  • The issue of heart-valve safety is notable for lorcaserin because the mechanism of the drug is similar to that of fenfluramine, which was pulled from the market in 1997 and was used with the stimulant phentermine in the fen-phen combination that caused similar problems.

    New Concerns Emerge About Arena Pharma's Diet Drug

  • • July 8: Que She, advertised as a "Slimming Factor Capsule" and "an all-natural blend of Chinese herbs," contained four pharmaceuticals, including fenfluramine, a drug withdrawn from the U. S market in 1997 after studies showed that it caused serious heart valve damage.

    "All natural" supplements? Not so much.

  • From the infamous demise of Fen-Phen, a combination antidepressant and stimulant that caused heart valve damage (due, most now concur, to the 'Fen,' or fenfluramine, not the 'Phen,' or phentermine which has reappeared in Qnexa), to the 2007 decision by the FDA to deny approval for rimonabant, the most promising weight loss drug to come down the pike in some time.

    David Katz, M.D.: Weight Loss and Wonder Drugs: Something Is Fishy

  • The agency noted that current evidence indicates the increased risk for heart-valve problems was attributable to fenfluramine and not to phentermine, one of Qnexa's components.

    FDA Finds 'Significant' Weight Loss With Qnexa

  • The diet drug fenfluramine, which was half of the fen-phen combination, was withdrawn in 1997 after it was linked with heart damage.

    FDA To Review First Of 3 New Weight Loss Drugs

  • • July 8: Que She, advertised as a "Slimming Factor Capsule" and "an all-natural blend of Chinese herbs," contained four pharmaceuticals, including fenfluramine, a drug withdrawn from the U.S market in 1997 after studies showed that it caused serious heart valve damage.

    "All natural" supplements? Not so much.

  • In the previous year (1997), the Food and Drug Administration had actually removed from the market two popular weight loss drugs: dexfenfluramine (Redux) and fenfluramine (Pondimin) due to specific heart risks associated with their use.

    Meridia: Still not safe for slimming

  • Brian Pingree has benefited both from special training and fenfluramine.

    Using Drugs to Fight Autism

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