Phenylpropanolamine-associated hypertension after the use of "over-the-counter" appetite-suppressant products.

  • J D Mcewen
  • Published 1983 in The Medical journal of Australia


Eight apparently normotensive Australian women patients developed hypertension after taking appetite-suppressant preparations which contained high doses of phenylpropanolamine. The margin between the maximum dose permitted to be sold in some States of Australia without prescription, and the doses documented as causing hypertension is small. Three patients… (More)


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