or fen/phen

[ fen-fen ]
/ ˈfɛnˌfɛn /

noun Pharmacology.

a drug that is a combination of fenfluramine and phentermine, formerly used in treating obesity but withdrawn from the market because of its potential to cause valvular heart disease.

Origin of fen-phen

First recorded in 1990–95
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Medicine definitions for fen-phen

[ fĕnfĕn ]


A combination of the drugs fenfluramine and phentermine, formerly prescribed for weight loss, whose use was discontinued because of association with pulmonary hypertension.
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