Fenproporex (Perphoxene) is a stimulant drug which is used as an appetite suppressant. It is an amphetamine derivative which was developed in the 1960s and used for the treatment of obesity.
Fenproporex produces amphetamine as a metabolite, and was withdrawn in many countries following problems with abuse, but it is still prescribed in some countries mainly in South America.
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