La Trim Plus, Jenesis and Oasis are among weight-loss products with undeclared drugs that federal health officials say consumers should stop using immediately to prevent possible life-threatening interactions with other medications. Sellers nationwide – online and in stores – market the products as natural aids to gain fitness and health. The undeclared ingredients are sibutramine, an appetite suppressant, and phenolphthalein, an ingredient once used in over-the-counter laxatives, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a news release. The agency said sibutramine, known to increase blood pressure, endangers patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Phenolphthalein could cause cancer with long-term use, officials said, as well as gastrointestinal disturbances and irregular heartbeat.
A Dangerous Concoction, the FDA said in a subhead of an article describing its findings in analyzing 15 different products containing the ingredients sibutramine and phenolphthalein. Sellers of the products tell consumers they will become thirsty and need to drink more water, according to Gary Coody, FDA’s national health fraud coordinator. He added that the sellers won’t tell consumers that’s a side effect of sibutramine. Instead, they will tell them that they may not feel well because they’re detoxifying their body. But the person isn’t feeling well because of the side effects of sibutramine. The recalled products are set out below:
The distributor is notifying its customers to dispose of or return the recalled products to it, Bee Extremely Amazed, 85205 Sportsmans Club Road, Jewett, OH 43986. Bee Extremely Amazed has posted an online form, and consumers can also contact the distributor at email@example.com or at 844-427-6553. To report adverse reactions or quality problems with the products, consumers can inform the FDA via an online form or request a form by calling 800-332-1088.
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