The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase or use ENVY BP, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on several websites, including Purely Simple Weight Loss. This product may also have been sold in some retail stores. FDA analysis confirmed that ENVY BP contains sibutramine, a controlled substance that was withdrawn from the market in October 2010 for health threats.
Sibutramine substantially increases blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and can be very risky for anyone who has coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. This product can also interact in life-threatening ways with other meds.
This is one in a long line of recalls for weight loss supplements that contain sibutramine. The FDA has warned consumers about buying and using dietary supplements that were produced overseas and those sold in farmers’ markets, swap meets, and online because they can contain dangerous substances and undeclared drugs. The FDA is also warning consumers about dietary supplements that are promoted for sexual enhancement and body building and are often labeled as “all natural.”
If you purchased this product, do not use it. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If you have used this product or other dietary supplements like it, and have had an adverse reaction, fill out the online MetWatch Voluntary Reporting Form.