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What is dexfenfluramine?

Dexfenfluramine is no longer available in the United States.

Dexfenfluramine, sold under the brand name Redux, is anti-obesity prescription drug. The drug is no longer available in the U.S. markets because use of the drug was linked to the development of heart valve disease. Redux was available in the form of opaque, hard-gelatin capsules. Dexfenfluramine belongs to the class of drugs known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It aimed at treating obesity by suppressing the appetite.

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