Posted May 2, 2016

Weight Loss Supplements Containing Hidden Drugs Recalled

On April 29, 2016 Making It A Lifestyle, L.L.C. issued a recall of all lots of weight loss supplements 3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced and Black Label X because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine and sildenafil.

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.

Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra, which is prescribed for erectile dysfunction. This drug can cause symptoms like headache and flushing, and can interact with medications containing nitrates such as nitroglycerine, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure.

3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced and Black Label X are packaged in white plastic bottles, containing 60 capsules per bottle. They were distributed nationwide through internet sales.

Consumers who have purchased these supplements 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.