Weight Loss with Phen/Fen and Redux

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Weight Loss with Phen/Fen and Redux History of Weight Loss Since the beginning of time, weight loss has been a concern for people throughout the world. In the Nineties, it has become the focus of numerous advertisements, articles, and media scams. Infomercials selling everything from exercise equipment to magical creams promising results of cellulite-free thighs are plastered across late-night television in perfect view for anyone. Along with all of this, diet pills once again became the fad in 1994 with phen/fen. This was the first time since the 1960s. Then, in 1996 Redux hit the market (http://www.mesomorphosis.com/obesityclinics.htm). The advertisements for these pills were aimed towards those people who were obese and wanted to lose weight and get results. What is remarkable are the differences that range among these ads. Some promised results without the dangers of the side effects, while others offered detailed information about the possible risks involved in using the medications. This leads to a confusing situation that leaves people wondering what to believe. Further examination in to this topic shows startling evidence that Fenfluramine and Dexfenfluramine can cause serious health problems which can be fatal. Looking at all of the different and confounding data, people are sure to be confused about what is really true about these diet pills. The Drugs Defined Before understanding the claims that people have made about these drugs, the drugs themselves must be defined in terms of what the drugs are and how they work. The phen/fen diet pill combination is composed of two drugs, neither of which are new. Phentermine (phen) and Fenfluramine (fen) have both been prescribed separately by doctors for many year... ... middle of paper ... ...tm). When looking at these facts it is clear that these drugs are not the answer to successfully losing weight. Works Cited Connolly M.D., Heidi M., Jack L. Crary, M.D., Michael D. McGoon,M.D., Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H., Brooks S. Edwards,M.D., William D. Edwards, M.D., and Hartzell V. Schaff, M.D. "Valvular Heart Disease Associated With Fenfluramine-Phentermine." The New England Journal of Medicine 337 (1997): 581-588. Abenhaim, M.D., Lucien, Yola Moride, Ph.D., Francois Brenot, M.D., Stuart Rich, M.D., Jacques Benichou, M.D., Xavier Kurz, M.D., Tim Higenbottam, M.D., Celia Oakley, M.D., Emil Wouters, M.D., Michel Aubier, M.D., Gerald Simonneau, M.D., and Bernard Begaud, M.D. "Appetite-Suppressant Drugs and the Risk of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension." The New England Journal of Medicine 335 (1996): 609-616.

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