IGNORE_Tainted Weight Loss Supplements - MPR

IGNORE_Tainted Weight Loss Supplements

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  • Sibutramine is known to substantially increase BP and pulse rate which may present a significant risk in patients with a history of coronary artery disease, CHF, arrhythmias, or stroke.

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    Sibutramine is known to substantially increase BP and pulse rate which may present a significant risk in patients with a history of coronary artery disease, CHF, arrhythmias, or stroke.

  • Phenolphthalein was an ingredient in OTC laxatives until 1999; it is now considered genotoxic.

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    Phenolphthalein was an ingredient in OTC laxatives until 1999; it is now considered genotoxic.

  • Some products may contain banned ephedrine alkaloids which may raise BP and stress the circulatory system.

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    Some products may contain banned ephedrine alkaloids which may raise BP and stress the circulatory system.

  • Cetilistat is an experimental obesity drug; there is no safety or efficacy profile for this drug.

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    Cetilistat is an experimental obesity drug; there is no safety or efficacy profile for this drug.

  • Fenoproporex is a stimulant not approved in the U.S; it is an amphetamine derivative.

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    Fenoproporex is a stimulant not approved in the U.S; it is an amphetamine derivative.

  • Fluoxetine is the active ingredient in Prozac, a prescription antidepressant.

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    Fluoxetine is the active ingredient in Prozac, a prescription antidepressant.

  • Rimonabant is the active ingredient in Zimulti which is not approved in the U.S.; in Europe the drug is known as Acomplia.

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    Rimonabant is the active ingredient in Zimulti which is not approved in the U.S.; in Europe the drug is known as Acomplia.

  • Healthcare professionals should warn patients that weight loss products promoted as “all natural” may contain potentially harmful hidden ingredients.

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    Healthcare professionals should warn patients that weight loss products promoted as “all natural” may contain potentially harmful hidden ingredients.

This slideshow presents some of the recent tainted weight loss dietary supplements the FDA has uncovered in their investigations. To see a full list of tainted products visit FDA.gov.

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