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The United States: Public Notification: Slim Forte Slimming Capsule contains hidden drug ingredient sibutramine
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Slim Forte Slimming Capsule, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Slim Forte Slimming Capsule 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. This product 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/../ucm445213.htm

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product. Related news has been released by the FDA and Health Canada, and was posted on the website of the Drug Office on 9 July 2011, 28 July 2011 and 18 October 2011.


Ends/ Saturday, May 2, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:00

 
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