Life & More, L.L.C. of Miami is voluntarily recalling 783 bottles of Akttive High Performance Fat Burner Gold that were found to contain undeclared, unapproved drugs. Consumers who have purchased this product with the lot #000185004400, UPC 859189005005, and Expiration 12/17 should not use it as serious health problems could occur if they do.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested the product and found that it contained Sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and Phenolphthalein. According to the FDA, “Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 (due to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes). Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not approved for marketing in the United States.”
Consumers should consult their physicians before taking dietary supplements. The undeclared drugs in these products can cause adverse reactions such as increased blood pressure and/or pulse rate. For patients with a history of coronary artery disease, they can cause congestive heart failure or stroke.
These drugs can also interact with other medications to produce life threatening conditions. At the time of the recall, no injuries had been reported.
The product was sold online to consumers and shipped to distributors in the following states: NV, FL, NY, AZ, MA, NJ, CA, MD, TX, VA and MI.
To report an adverse reactions visit the FDA’s MedWatch page at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm