Posted November 8, 2012

FDA Warns Consumers of "Slimming Coffee"

On November 8, 2012, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use Best Share Green Coffee: Brazilian Slimming Coffee after FDA testing revealed the coffee, which was promoted for weight loss, contains the drug 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.

Best Share Green Coffee may have been sold in some retail stores and online on websites such as www.houseofmonet.com.

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 Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements for Weight Loss for tests of related products.

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