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Posted June 6, 2015
Weight Supplement 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."
Recalled Smart Lipo was sold in retail stores in Texas as well as nationwide, through online sales at SmartLipo365.com. It is packaged in bottles of 30 capsules and can be identified by the following:
- Dose: 800 mg capsules, Expiration Date: 9/15/2017
- Dose: 900 mg capsules, Expiration Date: 7/30/2017
- Dose: 950 mg capsules, Expiration Date: 7/30/2017 & 7/30/2018
Consumers who have purchased this supplement should discontinue use 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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