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  • noun A stimulant drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes, developed in the 1960s and used as an appetite suppressant for the treatment of obesity.


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  • For example, one supplement targeted by the FDA contained fenproporex, a stimulant not approved in the United States because it can cause arrhythmia and possibly even sudden death. Top headlines 2011

  • So they analyzed the pills via gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, finding fenproporex (a precursor to amphetamine), chlordiazepoxide, and fluoxetine. - medical news plus CME for physicians 2010

  • Most physicians in the US are unaware of the existence of these diet pills combining fenproporex and benzodiazepines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, diuretics, laxatives, thyroid hormones and other substances.

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  • The new naughties contain drugs like fenproporex, an amphetamine derivative not approved in the US, and fluoxetine, better known as Prozac, the antidepressant.

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  • Imported fenproporex-based diet pills from Brazil: a report of two cases.

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  • Both fenproporex and fluoxetine were detected in his imported pills.

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  • Those products contain any of the following undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients: fenproporex -- a controlled substance not approved for marketing in the U.S.

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  • The new naughties contain drugs like fenproporex, an amphetamine derivative not ...

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  • The FDA also identified the following undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients as appearing in some other products on the list: fenproporex, an amphetamine derivative that can cause arrhythmia; fluoxetine, an antidepressant; furosemide, a prescription-only diuretic.

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  • Her urine tested positive for amphetamines and benzodiazepines, and both fenproporex and chlordiazepoxide were present in her pills.

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