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Composition for PONDERAX

Fenfluramine(20 mg)

food interaction for PONDERAX

alcohol interaction for PONDERAX

pregnancy interaction for PONDERAX

lactation interaction for PONDERAX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Ponderax 20mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Ponderax 20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PONDERAX

Fenfluramine(20 mg)

Uses

Ponderax 20mg tablet is used in obesity.

How it works

Ponderax 20mg tablet decreases the appetite and reduces the food intake.

Common side effects

Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for PONDERAX

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Expert advice for PONDERAX

  • 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).

Frequently asked questions for PONDERAX

Fenfluramine

Q.Is fenfluramine still available?
Fenfluramine is no longer available due to its association with unusual heart valve findings.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)