Fenfluramine phenterminec combinationfenfluramine/ phentermine, usually called fen-phen, was an anti-obesity treatment that utilized two anorectics.
Phentermine: Adrenergic, dopaminergic,
The combination regimen of fenfluramine and phentermine was proposed as a method to achieve effective anorexigen therapy with decreased side effects. After the publication of a long-term weight control study in 1992, this combination became a commonly prescribed weight reduction regimen.
the drug combination fenfluramine
usually called fen-phen
, was an anti-obesity treatment that utilized two anorectics. Fenfluramine was marketed by American Home Products (later known as Wyeth) as Pondimin
, but was shown to cause potentially fatal pulmonary hypertension and heart valve problems, which eventually led to its withdrawal and legal damages of over $13 billion.
Phentermine was not shown to have harmful effects.