Dexfenfluramine (REDUX) - The Dark Side of Diet Pills Essay

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Dexfenfluramine (REDUX) - The Dark Side of Diet Pills

One of the biggest goals Americans today set for themselves is to lose weight. It is a quest which many seek out and never reach. The twentieth century has brought about many changes in the world, but it has also brought about many self image problems. With waif-thin models walking the runway, and anorexic fourteen year olds as our role models it is not a wonder. Many young and older women are feeling threatened to fit this particular image.

Naturally, the lack in self confidence and esteem in these women has motivated doctors to new heights. Women want to be thin, so we will get them there. This is the mentality of
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This increases level provides the sense of satisfaction which obese people lack. An increase in serotonin ( a hormone in the brain) eventually leads to weight loss. The combination of a decrease in caloric intake along with the excess production of serotonin by redux is what causes some to lose body weight. This redux treatment is associated with a loss of appetite and may slow gastric emptying.

In one clinical trial, redux demonstrated a reduction in carbohydrate consumption at meals and declined the crave to snack of high carbohydrate foods. In another clinical study, those patients on redux, along with a reduced calorie diet produced a significant weight loss between the first four to six months. Weight loss was apparent within the first four weeks of treatment.

Patients who were priorly successful in losing at least ten pounds by some other method of weight lose resulted in a additional twenty-six percent of initial excess weight.

WHO IT IS FOR AND TYPICAL DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Redux is prescribed for obese people under the age of sixty. Weight losers must currently on a reduced caloric diet. It is recommended for those with a BMI (body mass index) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2.

The typical dosage is oral 15 mg pills taken twice a day with meals.


Redux may cause potential drowsiness and fatigue. It is also potent with the consumption of alcohol or any drugs. The dosage should

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