Rodgers, Katie, Drug Topics
First weight loss Rx in 20 years clears the FDA
Redux (dexfenfluramine, Interneuron Pharmaceuticals), a serotonergic appetite suppressant, has received Food & Drug Administration approval for the management of obesity in patients on a reduced-calorie diet. It is approved for both initial weight loss and maintenance of weight loss, so pharmacists can expect to see it used long-term. The first appetite suppressant to clear the FDA in 20 years, dexfenfluramine has been available in Europe for more than a decade and has been used by an estimated 10 million patients.
Dexfenfluramine appears to increase serotonin levels by three different mechanisms. Robert Kushner, M.D., …
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Publication information: Article title: Girth Control. Contributors: Rodgers, Katie - Author. Magazine title: Drug Topics. Volume: 140. Issue: 10 Publication date: May 2, 1996. Page number: 30. © Advanstar Communications, Inc. Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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