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Posted December 20, 2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On December 19, 2014, Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. issued a recall of one lot of weight loss supplement SLIM-K Capsules because they were 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.

  • Lot# 140430


  • Expiration: 12/2017


  • Barcode: 160126417509


  • 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 Review of Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.

    The company was warned for making drug claims about other supplements in October 2014, and issued recalls of other weight loss products in 2013.

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    For more about the recall, use the link below.