Posted July 23, 2013

Weight Loss Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs Recalled

On July 19, 2013, Herbal Give Care LLC issued a voluntary recall of all lots of weight loss supplements Esbelin siloutte te and Esbelin siloutte Herbal Blend with L-Carnitine because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine, N-desmethylsibutramine, and N-di-desmethylsibutramine.

Sibutramine, the active ingredient in the obesity drug Meridia, was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 because it can substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some individuals, and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. This drug may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Esbelin siloutte Herbal Blend with L-Carnitine is promoted for normalizing nervous appetite, preventing fat accumulation and fluid retention in tissues. It is packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 30 capsules and can be identified by UPC # 7502011000060.

Esbelin siloutte te is promoted as a fat burner. It is packaged in a packaged in a gold resealable foil pouch and can be identified by UPC # 7562684652553.

(See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Weight Loss Supplements and Acetyl-Carnitine Supplements for tests of related products.)

Both supplements were sold nationwide in retail store and through internet sales.

Consumers who have purchased these supplements should discontinue use immediately and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

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