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fenfluramine hydrochloride (fĕn-flo͝or′ə-mēn′)
A drug that suppresses appetite by altering brain levels of serotonin, formerly used in the management of obesity.
fenfluramine hydrochloride (fĕn-floor′ă-mēn)
An amphetamine-like substance that enhances weight loss. When used with phentermine, a similar drug, it has been implicated in the destruction of the pulmonary valve of a small percentage of patients.
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The FDA approved Fenfluramine hydrochloride
as an adjunct for short-term use as an appetite suppressant.
Revised labeling for Pondimin (fenfluramine hydrochloride
) tablets C-IV will include a boxed warning about a possible serious heart valve disorder that has been reported with concomitant use of fen/phen.