We report two cases of cerebral venous thrombosis associated with the use of compounded preparations containing several active substances prescribed for weight loss. In both cases there is suspicion of additive/synergic interaction with oral contraceptives. The adverse drug reactions were considered serious, being life-threatening and causing hospitalisation for days.
- neurology (drugs and medicines)
- drug misuse (including addiction)
- unwanted effects / adverse reactions
Statistics from Altmetric.com
BM and MCD are joint first authors.
BM and MCD contributed equally.
Contributors BM and MCD contributed equally to this paper, in interpretation of the data, drafting and revising the manuscript for intellectual content. PC and MMR revised the manuscript for intellectual content and approved the version to be published.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.