March 23, 2009
FDA expands warning on tainted weight loss productsThe FDA is expanding its nationwide consumer alert concerning tainted weight loss products containing undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients. The FDA has identified additional weight loss products (Herbal Xenicol, Slimbionic, and Xsvelten) and new undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients (fenproporex, fluoxetine, furosemide, and cetilistat). The current list now includes 72 tainted weight loss products.
The health risks posed by these products can be very serious and include high blood pressure, seizures, tachycardia, palpitations, heart attack, and stroke.
For more information visit www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm149547.htm.