Ponderax 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Ponderax Tablet

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Uses of Ponderax Tablet

Ponderax 20mg Tablet is used in obesity.
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Side effects of Ponderax Tablet

Common

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Dizziness, Dry mouth, Increased heart rate, Nausea, Loss of appetite, Increased blood pressure, Constipation.

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How to use Ponderax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Ponderax 20mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Ponderax Tablet works

Ponderax 20mg tablet lowers the appetite, which in turn decreases the food intake.

In Depth Information on Ponderax Tablet

Expert advice for Ponderax Tablet

  • Always take fenfluramine before meals.
  • You will be regularly monitored for blood pressure while taking fenfluramine if you have high blood pressure.
  • Exercise caution if you have history of mental disorders.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to fenfluramine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering with severe hypertension and irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). 
  • Do not take if having problems with drug or alcohol abuse, heart disease, or glaucoma (a condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time).
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Warnings
Special precautions for Ponderax 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Ponderax 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ponderax 20mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Ponderax 20mg Tabl
et during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Ponderax 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Pondera
x 20mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Pondera
x 20mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Fenfluramine, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ponderax 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Fenfluramine

Ponderax is no longer available due to its association with unusual heart valve findings.

Substitutes for Ponderax

No substitutes found for this medicine
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