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Latest Appetite Suppressant Supplement Recall

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Do you shop for appetite suppressant supplements to help with dieting? If so, then you will want to know about this latest appetite suppressant recall notice and why you should not be taking it.


Just released from the Food and Drug Administration is a product alert notifying consumers of dietary supplements that the company Super Herbs is voluntarily recalling all bottles of their SUPER HERBS (light green and dark green capsules) appetite suppressant product.

This voluntary recall came after FDA laboratories tested Super Herb capsules and detected the banned ingredients sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/or phenolphthalein.

According to the FDA alert:

Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Desmethylsibutramine is an active metabolite of sibutramine. Sibutramine and its active metabolites 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, arrhythmias or stroke.

Phenolpthalein was previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is no longer marketed in the U.S. These undeclared ingredients make this product an unapproved new drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established. Super Herbs has not received any reports if adverse events related to this recall.

Consumers who have the recalled Super Herb capsules are asked to stop using the product and to contact the company for instructions on how to return the recalled supplement and apply for a refund.

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Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Super Herbs by email at [email protected] or by phone at (305) 204-7668, Monday―Friday. Consumers are instructed to contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product, and to submit a report of the adverse reaction to the FDA.

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Reference: FDA.gov “Super Herbs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of SUPER HERBS Due To Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine, Desmethylsibutramine and/or Phenolphthalein

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