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Posted April 13, 2016

"Super Herbs" Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On April 11, 2016 Super Herbs issued a recall of all lots of weight loss supplement SUPER HERBS because it was found to contain sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/or phenolphthalein.

Sibutramine, the active ingredient in the obesity d rug 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. Desmethylsiburamine is similar to sibutramine.

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."

SUPER HERBS is packaged in clear bottle with light green and dark green capsules and was distributed nationwide through online sales at www.mysuperherbs.com.

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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For more about the recall, use the link below.