Love my Tru Body of Georgia is recalling all of its Skinny Bee Diet pills after FDA testing found it contained sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Desmethylsibutramine is an active metabolite of sibutramine. Sibutramine and its active metabolites 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. Phenolphthalein was previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is no longer marketed in the U.S.
These undeclared ingredients make this product an unapproved new drug that has not had safety and efficacy established. No reports of adverse events have been received to date.
The recalled product is used as a weight loss dietary supplement and is packaged in a white silver bottle with red capsules. The markings on the product are MFD: 03.07.2106 EXP: 03.06.2018. Skinny Bee Diet capsules were distributed March 23 through April 28, 2016 to consumers over the internet.
If you purchased this product, stop using it immediately. Take it to a prescription medication drop in your area or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. Any possible adverse effects can be reported to the FDA through their MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.