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Posted August 07, 2015

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On August 6, 2015 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Achieving Zero 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.

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