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The United States: Public Notification: Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss Capsules Contain Hidden Drug Ingredients Sibutramine, Phenolphthalein and Sildenafil
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss Capsules, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss Capsules contain sibutramine, phenolphthalein, and sildenafil.

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.

Phenolphthalein was an ingredient in some over-the-counter (OTC) laxative products until 1999, when FDA reclassified the ingredient as “not generally recognized as safe and effective.”

Sildenafil is the active ingredient in the FDA approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.

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/ Friday, November 08, 20132
Issued at HKT 12:00

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