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PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET is medicine used in the treatment of obesity. It helps lowers the appetite and decrease food intake.

PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET is to be taken on an empty stomach. Take it regularly and at the same time of each day to get the most benefit from it. Before taking the medicine, inform your doctor of any medical conditions you have and medications you are taking, if any.

Taking PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET may cause few side effects such as insomnia, dizziness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, and constipation. It is important to monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine if you have a history of high blood pressure.

Uses of Ponderax Tablet

Side effects of Ponderax Tablet

Common
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • High blood pressure
  • Constipation

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. PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET is to be taken empty stomach.

How Ponderax Tablet works

PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by lowering the appetite, which in turn decreases the food intake. It gives a feeling of fullness and satiation.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ponderax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of PONDERAX 60 MG TABLET, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • 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).

Patient Concerns

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Hi, I have been prescribed orlistat for obesity, are all orlistat same?I have been taking o-stat 120 mg for 60 days and nothing seems to be working i am still 70kgs
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Please consult a physician regarding this
since 3 yrsi had a angioplasty. on atorva 20mg - 1, ecosprin 150 - 1 and bp tablet metosortan-1 - 0-1. Now have a erection problem. sustainability is low. advised ED Save 5 mg. and zenegra 100mg. need help and advise.Also diabetic since 2 months, advised glycomet sr 250 - 1 tablet a day
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Sexologist
Cardiac ds , diabetes, obesity all cause ED. U have to control these first.Do regular cardio excercise. u can use Sildenafil or Tadalafil medicine for ED after consultation with ur cardiologist.
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FAQs

Q. Is Ponderax still available?

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

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