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The United States: Public Notification: Meizi Super Power Fruits Herbal Slimming Formula contains hidden drug ingredient sibutramine
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Meizi Super Power Fruits Herbal Slimming Formula, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on the website, www.slimeast.com.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Meizi Super Power Fruits Herbal Slimming Formula contains sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the 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. These products may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/../ucm461264.htm

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


Ends/ Friday, September 04, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:00
 
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