Jan 8, 2010

New Over-the-Counter Fastin is not what you think it is

weight loss medication

Health Care Alert

We would like to bring your attention to a potentially deceptive product called Fastin that many of our patients were asking about.

Non-Prescription Form Not the Same Product

In the past, there was a prescription medication version of phentermine called "Fastin." This brand name drug was manufactured by King Pharmaceuticals. That specific prescription medicine was removed from the market by King in 1998 and is no longer available in the US.

Name Reused by Another Company

An over-the-counter supplement maker (Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals) has acquired the rights to the name only and is marketing its own version of Fastin in ways similar enough to confuse patients. It is important to know that this is not the same medication!

For more information, please discuss with the doctor on your next visit.