October 08, 2010
FDA warns against Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming CapsulesThe FDA has notified consumers not to use Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules (from LL Health and Beauty) because it contains undeclared sibutramine which could harm consumers, especially those with cardiovascular conditions because it can lead to elevated blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. Consumers who are otherwise healthy and who take the amount of sibutramine found in Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules can experience anxiety, nausea, heart palpitations, a racing heart, insomnia, and elevated blood pressure. Sibutramine also may interact with other medications and can cause serious side effects.
Sibutramine is a prescription-only stimulant drug indicated for use as an adjunct to diet in the management of obesity in patients with initial body mass index ≥30kg/m2, or ≥27kg/m2 in presence of other risk factors.
Consumers who have Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules in their possession should stop using it immediately and contact their healthcare provider if they experience adverse effects related to the use of the product.
For more information visit www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm228870.htm.