Public Notification: Yanhee Slim contains hidden drug ingredient
[2-3-2015] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Yanhee Slim, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites.
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Yanhee Slim contains lorcaserin, a controlled substance and the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Belviq®, used for chronic weight management in some overweight or obese adults. Lorcaserin may cause psychiatric disturbances and impairments in attention or memory. This product may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.
Health care professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the 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.