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The United States: Public Notification: “Bethel 30” Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient Sibutramine
FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use “Bethel 30”, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including, and in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Bethel 30” contains sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the US market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The product poses a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. This product may also interact, in life threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking. Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a healthcare professional as soon as possible.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product.

Ends/ Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:00

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