FDA Releases Latest Nationwide Recall Alert of Diet Pill
Recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis of a diet pill available online found that this diet product contains an undeclared controlled substance which was banned in the U.S. in 2010.
According to a recent FDA alert, the diet pill supplement company Fit, Firm & Fabulous is voluntarily issuing a recall of their Ultimate Herbal Slimcap capsules for weight loss after analysis by FDA scientists revealed that it contains the undeclared banned chemical sibutramine.
Sibutramine is commonly used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. Sibutramine (brand name Meridia) works by affecting the area in your brain that controls hunger and thereby provides a sense of fullness and satisfaction.
However, earlier studies demonstrated an increased risk of substantially increased blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients taking sibutramine that placed them at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Although this weight loss ingredient was banned in the U.S. back in 2010, health authorities report there many companies producing weight loss supplements that continue to hide the banned ingredient in their diet pills.
The label-listed ingredients in the Ultimate Herbal Slimcap capsules include:
most of which have proposed slimming abilities and/or are associated with preventing blood-sugar spikes during meals.
According to the latest reports on the recalled supplement, to date there are no reports of adverse events related to the Fit Firm and Fabulous recalled capsules that include the packaged 30-count bottles, labeled Part 1 of 3, with UPC number 5 42423 25422 1 lots dated 05/02/2015 to 05/01/2017.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Fit Firm and Fabulous by e-mail at [email protected] on Monday through Friday from 9 am EST and 5 pm EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
For more recalled weight loss products, here are some FDA alerts issued this year: