A 39-year-old member asked:
Can weight loss pills worsen my heart condition?
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Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes: One particular type of weight loss medication, pen/fen (fenfluramine/phentermine) is no longer on the market. When it was available, this medication was well known to cause valvular heart disease. The trade names were Pondimin and redux.
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Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Some can: Some stimulants can cause arrhythmias ... Some medications have been shown to cause heart damage, e.g. The valves damaged by fen-phen ...
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Can a heart condition cause weight loss?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 22 years experience
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