Please note that Dexfenfluramine (Redux) has been recalled from the market.More drugs used for Weight Loss.
Dexfenfluramine or Redux is used as an appetite suppressant.
Dexfenfluramine or Redux is the dextro isomer of fenfluramine - another appetite suppressant. It increase a neuro chemical - serotonin - in the body's nervous system. With increased serotonin levels appetite and carbohydrate cravings are reduced. For people 20% to 30% overweight, Dexfenfluramine or Redux shows results within the first four weeks.
Unlike amphetamines, Dexfenfluramine or Redux is not addictive and can be used long term.
Dexfenfluramine or Redux's side effects include drowsiness and dry mouth.
People taking Dexfenfluramine or Redux should watch for pulmonary hypertension which is a serious lung problem. Symptoms of this condition include poor exercise tolerance, difficulty breathing, water retention, and chest pain.
Dexfenfluramine or Redux cannot be taken with drugs which affect serotonin levels, for example fluoxetine. It can also interact with the mono amine oxidase inhibitor anti depressants.
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The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.