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Does anyone know about a diet pill called fenphedra?

Asked by mag777 (7points) July 12th, 2011

I recently bought a diet pill on eBay called Fenphedra ( i read up online about it but had a few questions the seller did not know answers to;) There is also diet meds called “Phenphedrine, and Xyphedrine- does anyone know if these are somehow related and of any information on the product i purchased; Fenphedra??

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The_Idler's avatar

does it not list ingredients?

The_Idler's avatar

also, why did you buy it, if you know nothing about it?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I would guess this is the common link among them.

You might want to take note of this part:
ADRs associated with ephedrine therapy include:[13]
Cardiovascular: tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, vasoconstriction with hypertension
Dermatological: flushing, sweating, acne vulgaris
Gastrointestinal: anorexia, nausea
Genitourinary: decreased urination due to vasoconstriction of renal arteries. Also, difficulty urinating is not uncommon, as alpha-agonists such as ephedrine constrict the internal urethral sphincter, mimicking the effects of sympathetic nervous system stimulation.
Nervous system: restlessness, confusion, insomnia, mild euphoria, mania/hallucinations (rare except in previously existing psychiatric conditions), delusions, formication (may be possible, but lacks documented evidence) paranoia, hostility, panic, agitation
Respiratory: dyspnea, pulmonary edema
Miscellaneous: dizziness, headache, tremor, hyperglycemic reactions, dry mouth

syz's avatar

It’s disturbingly similar sounding to Fen Phen. Whatever the case, I’d check with your doctor before using a diet pill obtained online (and diet pills don’t work and have been repeatedly proven not to work, of course).

Lightlyseared's avatar

So according to google (and lets face it google knows everything) synephrine which is a similar to ephedrine but not as ilegal as it can’t be used to make meth. All the same adverse effects though and has been linked to MI in otherwise healthy young men so probably you want to avoid it. It also contains phenethylamine which would be a psychoative drug and stimulant were it not for the fact the body metabolises it completely within 15 minutes of it being taken orally so it never has the chance to have any effect (if you take certain antidepressants it slow the metabolism of it quite alot allowing it to have an effect). It also contains hops (ie the stuff you use to give beer flavour), cocoa extract and some stimulant coca cola replaced cocaine with before they finally settled on caffeine.

I would avoid.

Schroedes13's avatar

I’m a Kin student and all of my professors always ranted that every diet pill on the market is stupid. The only time they do seem to work is when the individual has already changed their eating habits or their physical activity levels and then this has nothing to do with the pill!

faye's avatar

I know I took care of a young woman partially paralyzed for a few days because of taking too many Fenfens. Sounds too similar to be safe.

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