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Posted November 24, 2014

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On November 24, 2014 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Super Extreme Accelerator because it was found to contain 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. 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.

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To read the FDA's warning, use the link below.