Fake Phen-Pro Being Sold
By Michael Anchors, MD, PhD
My friend in Dallas advised me that Dr. Byron Lee, a doctor in the suburbs, sells a product called “Phen-Pro” for which he claims to have a trademark. His website is www.BuyPhenPro.com. He may have the trademark–I haven’t checked–but I have the use patent for phentermine-Prozac. Lee’s product has nothing to do with me or with the real phen-pro. Instead, his is a mixture of
phenethylamine (an over-the-counter nasal decongestant)
capsaisin (the hot stuff in hot pepper)
chromium polynicotate (mispelled, should be picolinate, it’s ineffective)
yohimbine (an herb for male sexual potency) (?)
I recall a product like this a few years ago, called “Phentramin”, another fake that was driving up blood pressure but didn’t lower weight. The name took advantage of patients’ difficulty spelling ‘phentermine”, the correct name.
I do not know what specific diet advice Dr. Lee gives. He may be a very good weight loss doctor. Quien sabe? But this product is not a good idea. Hard to say if it’s dangerous since it doesn’t list dosages. “Phentramin” caused problems.
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