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what is "fen-phen"?

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Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Fastin (phentermine) & Fenfluramin: Fastin (phentermine) is on the market as an appetite suppressing medication to be used for short-term weight loss. Fenfluramine was taken off the market a decade ago because it caused pulmonary hypertension and death in some people. It helped with weight loss process by acting as an antidepressant, like prozac. You could get just as good results taking Fastin (phentermine) and Prozac (fenzac). Be sure to exercise too!
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Adam Front
Dr. Adam Front commented
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
If your overweight is from compulsive overeating, try Overeaters Anonymous. It is not a diet club, but a way of "facing your stuff instead of stuffing your face."
Apr 26, 2013
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Diet "miracle": Fen-phen was a combination of two prescription medications used for weight loss. Fenfluramine was pulled off the market after concerns were raised about valve injuries. Phenteramine remains available in the states. Check out http://www.Dartmouth.Edu/~chance/course/syllabi/97dartmouth/day-2/fen-phen-1.Pdf & http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fenfluramine/phentermine for more info.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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