Anoretic or anorexigenic drugs are used to help reduce appetite.
Fenfluramine hydrochloride, a type of anoretic, was sold under the brand name Pondimin but withdrawn because of safety fears.
Some people believe that it was a beneficial intervention for some of the problems faced by people with autism, although this was disputed by others.
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