Public Notification: “SlimExtra Herbal Capsules" Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
[11-21-2013] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use SlimExtra Herbal Capsules, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that SlimExtra Herbal Capsules contains sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The product poses 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, arrhythmias, or stroke. This product may also interact, in life threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178