Certain diet drugs, like Fen-Phen and Redux®, once were publicized as wonder drugs that could be better at helping people lose weight than diet and exercise. Studies, though, have shown many harmful side effects that are possible for people who have taken these drugs. Even though this combination of drugs was banned in 1997, the full effects may only now be evident.
If you or a family member has taken Fen-Phen or Redux® and has experienced negative side effects, contact the product liability attorneys at Becker Law Office today. Our experienced law team will talk to you about your case for FREE to discuss your legal options.
Some of the serious side effects connected to Fen-Phen and Redux® include:
- Heart Disease
- Cardiac Valvular Disease
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) (a condition of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe)
- Cardiac Fibrosis
- High Blood Pressure
More About Fen-Phen
Fen-Phen is the popular name given to the combination of fenfluramine and phentermine, two drugs used to treat obesity.
In 1997, two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) showed that an abnormal number of patients developed cardiac valvular disease as a result of taking Fen-Phen. In all, about 1 out of every 3 patients exposed to Fen-Phen has experienced harmful side effects.
To learn more about the history of Fen-Phen and Redux®, including the irresponsibility of the drug companies that produced these drugs, follow the link below:
Since these initial studies were first published, thousands of former users have come forward to find justice. You can do the same thing by contacting Becker Law Office today for your FREE, confidential case evaluation.