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Posted February 14, 2014

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Drug Recalled

On February 4, 2014, MyNicKnaxs, LLC. issued a recall of weight loss supplement Reduce Weight Fruta Planta because it was found to contain phenolphthalein.

Phenolphthalein, once an ingredient in some over-the-counter laxative products, was reclassified by the FDA in 1999 as "not generally recognized as safe and effective."

Consuming this product could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use.

Consumers who have purchased this supplement 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.

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

Update (2/17/2014): This recall has been expanded to include additional products.

See Related Warnings:

FDA Warns Consumers Of Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Drug

FDA Seizes Weight Loss Supplements Containing Undeclared Drug

Rx Drugs Found in Weight Loss and Enhancement Supplements

Recall of "Slimming" Supplements Spiked with Drug

For more about this recall, use the link below.