Tag: "fenfluramine" at medical news
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...er-reviewed journals in which patients remained on fenfluramine
for more than three months. His analysis is publ...e of possible health risks from chronically taking fenfluramine
or any other weight loss medication is not in, there is some evidence of brain damage in animals and...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...ts the first author of a newly published report on fenfluramine
side effects. National Institute of Mental Health...rotoxicity and primary pulmonary hypertension from fenfluramine
and its chemical cousin dexfenfluramine, in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Med...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...fluramine, is the half of the chemical compound of fenfluramine
thatdirectly works on serotonin metabolism. Redux also was withdrawn from the market in 1997 though there was little evidence that Redux given alone caused heart orlung damage. The researchers also found that common over-the-counter remedies ...
Anti-Depressant Drug Shows Promise As Weight-Loss Treatment
...vestigator of the study. "Since the withdrawal of fenfluramine
and dexfenfluramine, there has been agreat need for effective medications," Gadde said. "More than 55 percent ofAmericans are considered overweight or obese, and obesity carries with it atremendous risk of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease...
Stringent regulation of traditional medicines is urgently needed
... loss remedies. They found a high concentration of fenfluramine
in tablets supplied to patients and also in the pa...rts of an association with pulmonary hypertension, fenfluramine
was withdrawn even as a prescription only medicine in 1997. Its use as described is obviously illega...
Researchers identify brain pathway to explain how Fenfluramine causes weight loss
... to integrate signals from the body, and shows how fenfluramine
can change the interpretation of those signals." On the basis of findings showing that the brain's central serotonin system was directly involved in activating the POMC neurons, the researchers hypothesized that d-FEN was stimulating the release of s...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, September 16, 2003
...ain N-nitroso-fenfluramine, a relative of the drug fenfluramine
that was taken off the market in the United States after it was linked to heart problems. The authors caution that consumers and health professionals should be aware that so-called herbal supplements for weight loss may be harmful. 2. Blood Pressu...