FDA finds hidden drug in weight loss supplement

Sibutramine shows up in another tainted supplement.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers advising them not to purchase or use "MAXILOSS Weight Advanced" because the product contains sibutramine.

AHPA maintains a website to keep the dietary supplement industry and consumers informed on issues related to illegal tainted products being sold as "dietary supplements." The site, KeepSupplementsClean.Org, provides detailed resources and information, including what both industry and consumers need to know about this important issue.

Food and Drug Administration
January 8, 2013

Public Notification: "MAXILOSS Weight Advanced” Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use "MAXILOSS Weight Advanced," a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.dreamlifeweightloss.com, and in some retail stores.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that "MAXILOSS Weight Advanced" 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.

Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a health care professional as soon as possible.


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