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fen-phen

Syllabification: fen-phen
Pronunciation: /ˈfenfen
 
/

Definition of fen-phen in English:

noun

A combination of the appetite-suppressant drugs fenfluramine and phentermine not used since the withdrawal of fenfluramine from the US market in 1997.
Example sentences
  • In the 1990s, a combination of two drugs, fenfluramine and phentermine - fen-phen - was shown to have a mild short-term effect in helping overweight people lose a few pounds.
  • I lost 25 pounds in three months by using fen-phen (a combination of the drugs fenfluramine and phentermine) back in the mid-1990s.
  • The drug, once prescribed for losing weight and known as fen-phen when used with phentermine, was withdrawn by the Food and Drug Administration after reports of cardiac complications.

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