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FDA Just Releases Warning About 3 Weight Loss Supplements To Avoid

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"Making It A Lifestyle" supplements recalled

Have you been trying weight loss supplements to help meet your weight loss goals? If so, then you will want to know about this FDA warning just announced about three weight loss supplements to avoid.


According to a recently released press story from the FDA, dieters need to be aware that the weight loss supplement maker Making It A Lifestyle, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling all lots of their 3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced and Black Label X capsule form weight loss supplements due to the presence of sibutramine and sildenafil―undeclared ingredients whose safety and efficacy have not been established for use as a safe drug in their product line.

The presence of undeclared sibutramine and sildenafil in the supplements was discovered by FDA scientists who asked the makers of the supplement to voluntary recall their products due to the possibility of causing harm to consumers.

In the 3rd Degree and Black Gold X Advanced capsules sibutramine was found, which poses a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke because sibutramine can cause a substantially increased blood pressure and/or pulse rate. Furthermore, sibutramine can also adversely react with other prescribed medications that a consumer may be taking.

The Black Label X supplement was found to contain sildenafil―the active ingredient in the FDA approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). According to the FDA, men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease who typically take nitrates, may suffer an adverse reaction with sildenafil such as a dangerously low blood pressure, as well as an adverse interaction with other prescription drugs they may be taking for their condition.

All three products are marketed as weight loss dietary supplements and are packaged in white plastic bottles, containing 60 capsules per bottle with their distribution ranging between February 2015 and April 27, 2016.

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Consumers who have the recalled products are asked to stop using them and should contact their physician if they are experiencing any adverse reactions to the supplements. Consumers experiencing an adverse reaction should also contact the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm

Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the preaddressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

For an additional sildenafil-related supplement warning, here is one about a long list of illegal sex supplements that were found to contain dangerous levels of this ingredient.

Reference: FDA.gov press release “Making It A Lifestyle, L.L.C. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced, and Black Label X Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine and Sildenafil

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