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Posted November 1, 2016
Eleven Weight Loss Supplements Contain Undeclared Drugs, FDA Warns
- Adelgazantes R-II was found to contain sibutramine.
- Citrus' Fit were found to contain sibutramine and desmethylsibutramine.
- Mang Luk Power Slim was found to contain sibutramine.
- Mang Luk Power Slim Detox was found to contain sibutramine and desmethylsibutramine.
- Maxx Easy was found to contain sibutramine.
- Slim Fit X was found to contain sibutramine and desmethylsibutramine.
- Ultimate Lean was found to contain sibutramine and desmethylsibutramine.
- Xcelerated Weight Loss Charged Up was found to contain sibutramine.
- Xcelerated Weight Loss Turbo Charge was found to contain sibutramine.
- Xcelerated Weight Loss Ultra Max was found to contain phenolphthalein and sildenafil.
- Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face & Figure Capsule was found to contain phenolphthalein and fluoxetine.
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. 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."
Fluoxetine is an FDA approved selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, and other conditions. SSRI drugs are associated with serious side effects including suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures, and can interact with other common medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, which can cause ventricular arrhythmia or sudden death.
Consumers who have purchased these supplements should discontinue use immediately 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.
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