Posted December 20, 2013

Five Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drug

On December 19, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine.

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.

  • Meizitang Citrus is sold on various websites and possibly in some retail stores. It was found to contain sibutramine.
  • Asset Extreme Plus is sold on various websites including www.allnaturalbeelievers.com, and in some retail stores. It was found to contain sibutramine.
  • 7 Days Herbal Slim is sold on various websites including www.suncoastspaequipment.com, and in some retail stores. It was found to contain sibutramine.
  • Sliming Diet Berry Plus is sold on various websites and in some retail stores. It was found to contain sibutramine.
  • SlimEasy Herbs Capsule is sold on various websites and in some retail stores. It was found to contain sibutramine.

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

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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