FDA issues warning for weight-loss pill

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers who use the weight loss supplement Slim-30 Herb after an agency lab analysis found it contained substances could endanger some patients with histories of heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.

Marketed as a natural supplement, the FDA lab analysis found the pills contained N-Desmythy sibutramine and traces of sibutramine, a medication sold as Meridia by the drug maker Abbott Laboratories. The drug is know 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,” the FDA stated.

The agency said it has not received any reports of injuries associated with the Slim-30 Herb Supplement. Still, the FDA cautioned consumers to stop taking the supplement and return it for a full refund.

Click here to see the FDA alert on Slim-30 Herb Supplement.

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