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Posted March 19, 2015
Three Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs
Click the name of each product below to see the FDA warning:
- Xcel is sold on various websites, including www.zixiutangforyourfigure.com, and possibly in some retail stores. It was found to contain fluoxetine.
- Xcel Advanced is sold on various websites, including www.beenaturalnutrition.com, and possibly in some retail stores. It was found to contain phenolphthalein.
- Ultimate Boost is sold on various websites, including www.sportnutrition1.com, and possibly in some retail stores. It was found to contain phenolphthalein.
Fluoxetine is an FDA approved selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, and other conditions. SSRI drugs are associated with serious side effects including suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures, and can interact with other common medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, which can cause ventricular arrhythmia or sudden death.
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."
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 Review of Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.)
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