Posted May 7, 2016

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug, FDA Warns

On May 6, 2016 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Step 2 because it was found to contain undeclared 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.

Step 2 was sold on the website www.thebodyshotbar.com, and possibly in some retail stores.

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.

See Related Warnings:

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For more about the recall, use the link below.