J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2006 Oct;24(5):465-467.

A Case of Ischemic Stroke Associated with Phendimetrazine as an Appetite Suppressant

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Inje University College of Medicine, Ilsan, Korea. steroids@ilsanpaik.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Neurology, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Ilsan, Korea.

Abstract

The published case series have suggested that appetite suppressants had some association with the development of stroke. Phendimetrazine is an appetite suppressant with sympathomimetic activity and it has a similar chemical structure with amphetamines. We report that a 22-year-old woman who had taken phendimetrazine for one month developed sudden right homonymous hemianopsia. MRI showed acute infarction in the territory of left posterior cerebral artery (PCA). Phendimetrazine should be considered as a cause of ischemic stroke.

Keyword

Phendimetrazine; Appetite suppressant; Ischemic stroke

MeSH Terms

Amphetamines
Appetite Depressants
Appetite*
Female
Hemianopsia
Humans
Infarction
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Posterior Cerebral Artery
Stroke*
Young Adult
Amphetamines
Appetite Depressants
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