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Monday
Jan122009

FDA Seeks the Nationwide Recall of 69 Tainted Diet Pill Brands

Photo courtesy of Wineinyourdiet.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers not to purchase 69 diet pill brands because they contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients that could pose health risks to consumers.

The FDA has inspected a number of unspecified companies associated with the sale of these illegal products, and is currently seeking recalls. The agency advises consumers who have used these products to stop taking them and consult their doctors immediately.

Tainted Diet Pills

Tainted Diet Pills

Tainted Diet Pills

Fatloss Slimming

2 Day Diet

2 Day Diet Slim Advance

3 Days Fit

5x Imelda Perfect   Slimming

3 Day Diet

7 Day Herbal Slim

Imelda Perfect Slim

7 Diet Day / Night Formula

999 Fitness Essence

Imelda Fat Reducer

7 Days Diet

8 Factor Diet

Lida DaiDaihua

Miaozi Slim Capsules

Perfect Slim

Perfect Slim 5x

Miaozi MeiMiaoQianZiJiaoNang

ProSlim Plus

Royal Slimming Formula

Natural Model

Slim Express 360

Slimtech

Somotrim

Superslim

TripleSlim

Zhen de Shou

Venom Hyperdrive 3.0

Starcaps

Slim Waistline

Slim Waist Formula

Slim Up

Sliminate

Slim Fast

2x Powerful Slimming

Slim Express 4 in 1

Reduce Weight

Super Fat Burner

Super Slimming

Sana Plus

Trim 2 Plus

Powerful Slim

Waist Strength Formula

Slimming Formula

Perfect Slim Up

Slim Burn

Slim 3 in 1 Slim Formula

Slim 3 in 1 M18 Royal Diet

Slim 3 in 1 Extra Slim Waist

Slim 3 in 1 Extra Slim

Slim 3 in 1

3x Slimming Power

Phyto Shape

Meizitang

Meili

JM Fat Reducer

Extrim Plus

GMP

Fast Dieting

Extrim Plus 24 Hour Reburn

Cosmo Slim

Body Slimming

Body Shaping

Body Creator

BioEmagrecin

Japan Lingzhi 24 Hours Diet

21 Double Slim

Eight Factor Diet

7 Diet

 

An FDA analysis found that the undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients in some of these products include:

  • Bumetanide - a diuretic
  • Phenytoin - an anti-seizure medication.
  • Rimonabant - a drug not approved for marketing in the United States, which has been associated with increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts. In Europe, where it is approved, rimonabant has been linked to five deaths and 720 adverse reactions over the last two years, according to the FDA.
  • Phenolphthalein - a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer causing agent.
  • Sibutramine - a controlled substance which in pregnant and lactating women, or in children younger than 16, can cause high blood pressure, seizures, abnormally rapid heart rate (tachycardia), palpitations, heart attack or stroke. It can also interact with other medications and increase patients’ risk of unexpected adverse reactions. Medications that dangerous interactions can occur with are: sumatriptan, dihydroergotamine, dextromethrophan, meperidine, pentazocine, fentanyl, lithium, tryptophan, MAO inhibitors.
  • The FDA further warms consumers to become familiar with signs of diet fraud such as undocumented case histories or personal testimonials by consumers or doctors. Also avoid products that promise easy or miraculous fixes.

    (Writer’s note - the only safe and healthy way to loss weight is to eat healthy (meaning, at a bare minimum, eating unprocessed foods) and exercising. It’s not always fun, but far better than the dangerous of the alternatives.)

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