Dangerous diet pills

Other Names:
Harmful weight-loss medications

Two commonly prescribed weight-loss medications are fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine. They are neurotoxins which destroy the nerve cells in the brain which produce serotonin, a brain chemical responsible for subtle enhancements of well-being and also influencing appetite. The risk of these drugs producing disabling and potentially lethal primary pulmonary hypertension as a side effect is increased at least 30 times over the normal rate (2 in 1 million persons).

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST