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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Fenfluramine hydrochloride, a type of anoretic, was sold under the brand name Pondimin but withdrawn because of safety fears.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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The fact that an intervention is listed in this glossary does not necessarily mean that we agree with its use. Nor does it necessarily mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.