[7-15-2022] The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Dr. Reade Slim Sense, a product promoted and sold as a weight loss treatment on various websites, including www.adamssecret.com, and possibly in some retail stores.
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Dr. Reade Slim Sense contains lorcaserin, a controlled substance and the active ingredient in the withdrawn prescription drug Belviq, formerly used for chronic weight management in some overweight or obese adults. Lorcaserin may cause psychiatric disturbances and impairments in attention or memory.
Belviq was withdrawn from the market on September 2020, after FDA requested that the manufacturer voluntarily withdraw the drug because of a safety clinical trial that showed an increased occurrence of cancer. Further, this hidden drug ingredient may also interact with other medications and significantly increase the risk of adverse events.
Health care professionals and patients should report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
- Complete and submit the report online at MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form, or;
- Download and complete the form, then submit it via fax at 1-800-FDA-0178.
Note: This notification is to inform the public of products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drug ingredients and chemicals. These products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, or body building and are often represented as being “all natural.” FDA is unable to test and identify all products marketed as dietary supplements that have potentially harmful hidden ingredients. Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing any product in the above categories.
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