Fen Phen Information

|::| What is Fen Phen?

|::| What legal rights do I have regarding Fen Phen?

|::| Who is qualified to be included in the Nationwide Class Action Settlement?

|::| What does “opting-out” mean?

|::| Why is Fen Phen dangerous?

|::| What happens from using Fen Phen?

|::| Why was fenfluramine withdrawn from the U.S. market?

|::| What are the side effects and health complications Fen Phen causes?

 

What is Fen Phen?

Fen Phen is the prescription diet drug combination of fenfluramine and phentermine and has been marketed under the names Redux, Pondimin, Fenfluramine, and Dexfenfluramine. The FDA approved this prescription medication as an appetite suppressant for the short-term management of obesity. Phentermine was first approved in 1959 and fenfluramine was approved in 1973. Fen Phen never gave the FDA studies showing the safety or effectiveness of the drugs.

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What legal rights do I have regarding Fen Phen?

Fen Phen is in the middle of a nationwide class action for the failure of the drug company to disclose information that could have prevented the health risks and complications of hundreds and possibly thousands of patients. Fen Phen patients involved in the class action lawsuit have found further health deterioration over time, which the class action will not cover. The ability to opt-out of the class action and individually pursue a lawsuit with our team of legal experts can ensure you receive the proper compensation that you are entitled to. Contact us to discuss your Fen Phen case.

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Who is qualified to be included in the Nationwide Class Action Settlement?

Any individual who has taken Fen Phen for any amount of time is qualified to join the suit. The settlement also includes anyone who has taken any combination of Pondimin or Redux. Former Fen Phen patients are now experiencing symptoms that have worsened over time despite discontinuing their use of Fen Phen and since the start of the settlement. Our legal team of experts can help you receive the compensation that you are entitled to that may not be available if part of the Nationwide Class Action Settlement. Individuals wishing to opt -out of the class action are still able to do so.

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What does “opting-out” mean?

The option of opting-out means you do not wish to be included in the Nationwide Class Action Settlement and wish to individually pursue legal action. Opting-out allows an individual to qualify to receive a larger compensation if entitled to them for experiencing increased adverse side effects and health complications from the use of Fen Phen.

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Why is Fen Phen dangerous?

Fen Phen use has been linked to rare heart conditions that are hard to treat and diagnose and sometimes lead to heart failure and death. Studies show a correlation in a high percentage of people between long term Fen Phen users and heart valve damage. Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) occurs in the blood vessels in the lungs.

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What happens from using Fen Phen?

Fen Phen has resulted in very serious conditions and even death. The aortic and mitral valves of the heart, as well as primary pulmonary hypertension, or PPH, is associated to the use of Fen Phen.
Why was fenfluramine withdrawn from the U.S. market?
The Mayo Clinic reported in 1997 that they had seen 24 patients that developed heart valve disease from taking Fen Phen. Valves of patients who had the valve replacement surgery had similar diseased valves to carcinoid syndrome, which indicates a correlation between Fen Phen use and valve disease. Not soon after the Mayo Clinic report the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory describing had been found with Fen Phen.

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Why was fenfluramine withdrawn from the U.S. market?

The Mayo Clinic reported in 1997 that they had seen 24 patients that developed heart valve disease from taking Fen Phen. Valves of patients who had the valve replacement surgery had similar diseased valves to carcinoid syndrome, which indicates a correlation between Fen Phen use and valve disease. Not soon after the Mayo Clinic report the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory describing had been found with Fen Phen.

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What are the side effects and health complications Fen Phen causes?

-Death

-Primary pulmonary hypertension

-Heart murmur

-Chest pains

-Fainting

-Finger, foot, ankle, and leg swelling

-Feeling of weakness

-Shortness of breath

-Fatigue

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Fen Phen Websites

PPH Primary Pulmonary Hypertension - primary pulmonary hypertension or PPH lawyer specializing in fen phen lawsuit cases, including Redux and Pondimin lawsuits.

Fen Phen Lawyer Redux Settlement - Legal resource provides information on litigation relating to the Fen-Phen settlement.

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