Lawsuit funding is NO LONGER AVAILABLE on Fen Phen
Fen Phen Side Effects: Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Fen Phen, a diet drug marketed as Redux, Fenfluramine, Dexfenfluramine and Pondimin, had been considered safe for many years until the FDA requested its removal from store shelves in 1997. Rising reports of heart valve disease caused the FDA to take the action against Fen Phen, particularly after echocardiograms of women who had ingested the drug indicated a 30% rate of heart valve abnormality, even though no other symptoms had been reported.
Fen Phen decreased hunger by increasing Seratonin levels in the brain, which then caused the user to have feelings of fullness or satiety. Fenfluramine (Fen) the first ingredient in the drug, when used alone was shown to cause severe mood swings and depression. So, phentermine (phen) was added to Fen, because it effectively counterbalanced depression and the two drugs working as one were able to stave off hunger, without any of the resultant emotional problems. But, it was found that the combination of these two ingredients in Phen fen were not safe, and severe health consequences resulted from patient usage, despite Fen Phen lawyers arguing there was no connection.
As a result of these findings Fen Phen class-action lawsuits have grown to over 500,000 since April, 2005, according to American Lawyer magazine, and Fen Phen lawyers should only anticipate more filings to come.