The FDA and Universal ABC Beauty Supply International have notified healthcare professionals and consumers of a recall of 34 dietary supplement products. An FDA analysis found undeclared sibutramine, an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. These products pose 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 (CHF), arrhythmias, or stroke.
Consumers who have these products in their possession should stop taking them immediately and contact their healthcare professional.
For more information call (718) 891-6888 or visit www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm142279.htm.