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Posted December 21, 2012

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On December 19, 2012, P&J Trading issued a voluntary recall of SLIMDIA REVOLUTION after FDA testing found the dietary supplement contains undeclared 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.

SLIMDIA REVOLUTION was distributed nationwide from March 2012 to December 2012.

The product also contains Hoodia gordonii, fenugreek seed, pysllium seed husk, dandelion leaf, fennel seed, hawthorn berries, ginkgo leaf and gotu kola. It was promoted for increased energy and weight loss.

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 can report adverse events to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See's Review Article on Hoodia for more information about this ingredient and Reviews of Ginkgo Biloba Supplements and Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.

For more information about this recall, use the link below.