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fen-phen

(fĕn′fĕn′)
n.
A combination of two drugs, fenfluramine hydrochloride and phentermine, formerly prescribed for weight loss but withdrawn from the market in 1997 because of potentially dangerous side effects.
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Fen-Phen

Cardiology A once-popular combination of 2 anorectic agents, fenfluramine and phentermine; the theoretical advantage of using 2 different agents is that the dose of each agent could be lowered Adverse effects The fen-phen combination is associated with valvular heart disease and fatal pulmonary HTN; it was withdrawn from the market. See Fenfluramine.
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