Weight Loss Caps Contain Withdrawn Drug

Weight Loss Caps Contain Withdrawn Drug
Weight Loss Caps Contain Withdrawn Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to not buy or use Slim-Vie, a supplement marketed for weight loss.

Slim-Vie capsules were found to contain sibutramine, a controlled substance that was withdrawn from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. Sibutramine may significantly increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients may pose a significant risk in patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. Taking sibutramine may also result in life-threatening interactions with other drugs a patient is taking.

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Slim-Vie capsules are sold on various websites, and possibly in some retail stores.

For more information visit FDA.gov.

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