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Fenfluramine

Also known as Ponderax and Pondimin

Fenfluramine (3-trifluoromethyl-N-ethylamphetamine, trade names Pondimin, Ponderax and Adifax) is a drug that was part of the Fen-Phen anti-obesity medication (the other drug being phentermine). Fenfluramine was introduced on the U.S. market in 1973. It is the racemic mixture of two enantiomers, dextrofenfluramine and levofenfluramine. It increases the level of the neurotransmitter serotonin, a chemical that regulates mood, appetite and other functions. Fenfluramine causes the release of serotonin by disrupting vesicular storage of the neurotransmitter, and reversing serotonin transporter function. The result is a feeling of fullness and loss of appetite.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed fenfluramine to treat rabies, blastomycosis, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take fenfluramine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions


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