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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

 
The United States: Public Notification: X-treme Beauty Slim contains hidden drug ingredient sibutramine
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use X-treme Beauty Slim, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various Web sites and possibly in some retail stores.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that X-treme Beauty Slim 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 people and may present a significant risk for people 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/../ucm539620.htm

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


Ends/ Friday, February 03, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00
 
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