Ionamin and Pondimin are the medicines of anorexigenic action that are intended for obesity treatment. Ionamin and Pondimin affect human central nervous system and suppress the appetite. When taking appetite suppressant, a patient can control the amount of consumed food without experiencing psychological stress. Weight decreases due to the restriction of the number of calories and reduction of food portions. Ionamin and Pondimin are supplied in tablets for oral administration and are taken once daily.
Despite the similarity of indications for the use, Ionamin and Pondimin are different medications. Active substance of Ionamin drug is Phentermine but active substance of Pondimin is Fenfluramine (combination of dexfenfluramine and levofenfluramine). Phentermine has been used for obesity treatment for decades, it was approved by the FDA in 1959. Fenfluramine (Pondimin) came into the pharmaceutical market later, it was approved by the FDA only in 1973.
Ionamin and Pondimin have been prescribed for obesity treatment during these years both as monotherapy and as combination therapy. However, in September 2005 Pondimin was withdrawn from the sale in the United States.
Medical reports that indicate the presence of fatally dangerous side effects became the reason of Pondimin sale ban. In particularly, heart valve disease was diagnosed in patients in simultaneous use of Ionamin and Pondimin. By damaging the heart valves, their ability to normally function is disturbed, thereby enough blood cannot pass through them. As a result of heart valve disease, heart deformation and heart failure occur. Complications of the disease pose a great health hazard: the risk of death increases in stroke and myocardial infarction, spleen swelling and acute renal failure occur.
Results of post-marketing studies showed that heart valve disease occurs both in Pondimin monotherapy and in simultaneous use of Ionamin and Pondimin. Heart valve disease was not registered in patients who took only Ionamin (Phentermine). So, Pondimin was banned by the FDA but Phentermine is still available at the US pharmaceutical market.
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