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The United States: Public Notification: Vitaccino Coffee Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient Sibutramine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Vitaccino Coffee, a product promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Vitaccino Coffee contains sibutramine, 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. Sibutramine may also 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:

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

Ends/ Thursday, March 20, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:00

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