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Fenfluramine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Fenfluramine is used for the treatment of obesity. It works by blocking serotonin uptake and provoking transport-mediated serotonin release.

Do not use Fenfluramine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it. Before using Fenfluramine tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, or if you have any upcoming surgeries. Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions.

Fenfluramine should be taken in doses prescribed by the doctor. Dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Fenfluramine include nausea, drowsiness, lightheadedness, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, constipation, and diarrhea. Generally, these side effects should go away on their own after a limited period of time. In case the side effects fail to go away, you need to consult your doctor immediately. If you experience side effects other than the ones listed above, you need to contact your doctor for immediate medical assistance.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Bariatric Surgery before using this medicine.

  • Obesity

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Ponderax 20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Ponderax 20mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Fenfluramine, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Fenfluramine as ingredient

Fenfluramine is mainly used as appetite suppressant for obese people. It works by increasing serotonin level and also inhibits the formation of serotonin reuptake thereby giving you feeling of fullness.

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