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Posted October 24, 2012

FDA Warns Consumers of Weight Loss and Body Reshaping Supplements Containing Controlled Substance

On October 24, 2012, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use weight loss and body reshaping dietary supplement Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules (also referred to as Zi Xiu Tang Beauty, Face & Figure Capsules) because this product was found to contain sibutramine.

Sibutramine is a controlled substance which was removed from the prescription drug market in 2010 due to the potential for life-threatening side-effects and interactions with other medications. This substance can increase blood pressure and pulse rate, and may present a significant risk for individuals with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and arrhythmias.

This product was sold online at www.zixiutangsuccess.com and may also have been sold in some retail stores.

Consumers who have purchased this product should stop taking it immediately and consult their healthcare provider if they have any concerns or experience any side-effects. Consumers and their healthcare providers are encouraged to report adverse events to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.

For more information about this consumer warning, use the link below.