October 21, 2016

Super Herbs Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Drugs

Super Herbs is recalling all bottles of Super Herbs, light green and dark green capsules after FDA testing found that the products contain sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/or phenolphthalein.There have been no reports of adverse events received to date.

Super Herbs RecallSibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was taken off the 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 used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it cannot be sold in the U.S. These undeclared ingredients make this product an unapproved new drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established.

The product is marketed as a weight loss dietary supplement. This includes all bottles distributed nationwide to consumers over the internet. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Super Herbs will be discontinued.

If you have experienced any adverse health effects while using this product, see your doctor. You can report problems via the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

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