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The United States: Public Notification: Sliming Diet Contains Undeclared Drug Substance Sibutramine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Sliming Diet, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Sliming Diet 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. Health care professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details:

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

Ends/ Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:00