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  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Pain
  • New Heart Murmur
  • Swelling of feet or legs
  • Tiredness
  • Fainting
  • Death

Usually the first symptom of injury from these diet drugs is shortness of breath. Medically shortness of breath is called dyspnea. Detection of this symptom may not be obvious as many diet drug user's overweight condition itself makes them short of breath to begin with. An August 1996 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (FN2 html)found that use of these appetite suppressants for longer than three months is associated with a twenty-three (23) fold increase in the risk of developing pulmonary hypertension which is a serious and potentially life threatening cardiovascular condition. Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the artery that leads from the heart to the lungs pushing oxygen poor blood to the lungs for oxygenation. When this blood flow is hindered the lack of oxygen causes the shortness of breath.

In an FDA study (FN3 html) of diet drug users the FDA found heart valve damage involving leaks of the aortic valve in twenty-eight (28%) percent of diet drug users and mitral valve leaks in eight (8%) percent of diet drug users and leaks of either one or both types in thirty-two (32%) percent of diet drug users. The FDA has found a much lower incident of these valve problems in the general population then the agency found in the diet pill users. This is one of the reasons the FDA withdrew pondimin, fenfluramine and redux from the market. Phentermine has not been withdrawn.

 

What Are These Diet Drugs? :
The combination use of Fenfluramine and phentermine and with dexfenfluramine is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but was not illegal when these drugs were on the market. Doctors are generally permitted to make "off-label" or non-approved uses of drugs if the drugs are approved for any use.

Symptoms Of Injury From Fen-Phen, Redux Or Pondimin Use:
Usually the first symptom of injury from these diet drugs is shortness of breath. Medically shortness of breath is called dyspnea

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