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Posted March 27, 2014
Bee Pollen and Weight Loss Supplements Recalled
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.
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."
The recalled supplements were promoted for weight loss and sold nationwide to distributors and consumers. They can be identified by the following:
- Bella Vi Insane Bee Pollen Capsules, Lot # 201303 EXP: 14/03/07
- Bella Vi BTrim Max, Lot # BTX13 EXP: 2015/08/15
- Bella Vi BTrim Ultimate Boost, Lot # BTRM3452 EXP: 2015/07/03
- Bella Vi Extreme Accelerator, Lot # BTRX7654 EXP: 2015/07/08
- Bella Vi Insane Amp'd, Lot # VINA2013 EXP: 2015/06/12
- Bella Vi Amp'd Up, Lot # AU2013AB EXP: 2015/05/20
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.
(See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.)
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