December 8, 2016

ABX Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

The FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use ABX Weight Loss, a product promoted for weight loss, because it contains sibutramine, a controlled substance. There is no word on whether or not this product has been associated with any adverse effects or illnesses. Sibutramine was removed from the market in October 2010 because it substantially increases blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some people and may be a significant risk for people with heart disease. It may also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications. The product was sold at www.zxtbeepollenpills.com and may have been sold in some retail stores. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Take it to the drug disposal center in your area or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. You can … [Read more...]

Megajex Dietary Supplement Recalled for Unapproved Drugs

MS Bionic is recalling all lots of Megajex Natural Male Sex Enhancer capsules. this product contains Tadalafil and Sildenafil, FDA approved drugs used as treatment for ED. This product could be harmful because these undeclared drugs may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Anyone with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. The drugs in this product can interact with nitrates. The product is marketed as a dietary supplement for erectile dysfunction. It is packaged in 20 count bottles and was sold nationwide. If you purchased this product, do not take it. Contact your physician if you have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product. Return the product to the place of purchase or take it to a drug … [Read more...]

Supreme Slim 5.7 Contains Hidden Drugs

The FDA is warning the public not to purchase or use Supreme Slim 5.7, a dietary supplement that is sold for weight loss on some web sites and may have been sold in retail stores. It contains phenolphthalein and sildenafil, two undeclared drugs. Phenolphthalein is not approved for use and it may be associated with an increased risk of cancer. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra. It may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, and can lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. If you purchased this product, do not consume it. Take it to the drug disposal program in your area or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. You can report adverse effects from taking this product or any dietary supplement to the FDA. Use the FDA's … [Read more...]

NutriVitaShop Recalling DMAA for DMAA

In a very weird recall, NiutriVitaShop, doing business as NatureCom Inc. is recalling its DMAA because it may contain DMAA. DMAA is ,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, also called geranium extract. DMAA is  used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products. The FDA warns that DMAA is "potentially dangerous to health as it can narrow blood vessels and arteries, which can cause a rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems such as shortness of breath, arrhythmias, tightening in the chest, and heart attack." It was purchased through a direct sales force in the U.S. and Puerto Rice and through online sales. The product is net weight 500 grams, in a 8" x 11" silver and clear mylar ziplock bags. The lot numbers are 20141102, … [Read more...]

GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Nutra Manufacturing is recalling one lot of GNC Women's Ultra Mega Time Release dietary supplement because it may contain milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No reports of allergic reactions have been received to date. The product was distributed starting August 23, 2016 through the present. The supplement is sold in 180 count containers with UPC number 048107158910, lot number 3044FQ2024, and an expiration date of June 2018. The product is packaged in an HDPE plastic bottle with a child resistant closure. If you purchased this product and are allergic to milk, do not consume it. Throw it away or take it back to a GNC retail … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Public About Ultimate Body Tox

The FDA is warning consumers not to purchase or use a dietary supplement called Ultimate Body Tox because it contains sibutramine, a controlled substance that was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons. Health care professionals are encouraged to report adverse events related to the use of this product. Sibutramine substantially increases blood pressure and pulse rate in some people and may present a significant risk for anyone with a history of coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. The drug can also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking. If you purchased Ultimate Body Tox, do not use it. It is packaged in 45 count bottles. It was sold nationwide over the internet and in … [Read more...]

Ton Shen Recalling Side Head Regulator Tablets for Lead

Ton Shen Health of Chicago is recalling its Life Rising brand of "Side Head Regulator TT" Tablets because they are positive for elevated levels of lead for children under the age of 18. This is the same firm that recalled dietary supplements DHZC-2 Tablets for lead in August 2016, which were linked to the illnesses of two children and the possibility of two deaths. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this newly recalled product. The recalled product is Life Rising brand "Side Head Regulator TT" tablets that were sold mostly locally in Chicago area retail stores. Some were distributed to other states via mail order. The product is in a 1.6 ounce, white plastic package marked with the lot number on the bottom. The UPC number is 616042101010.  Lead poisoning can … [Read more...]

Skinny Bee Diet Recalled for Unapproved Drugs

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 … [Read more...]

Ton Shen Health Expands Recall of DHZC-2 Tablets for Lead

Ton Shen Health/Life Rising Corporation of Chicago is expanding its recall of DHZC-2 Tablets for elevated lead levels to include all lots purchased before August 24, 2016. There have been six cases of adverse effects involving individuals taking the dietary supplement. Lead is a toxic substance that can cause lead poisoning. Tiny amounts of lead won't hurt you, but in larger quantities, this heavy metal can cause cancer, developmental delays, Lead builds up in your body over a period of months or years. At very high levels of the metal, lead poisoning is fatal. The symptoms of lead poisoning in children include developmental delays, learning problems, irritability, loss of appetite, weight loss, sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and hearing loss. … [Read more...]

Two Children Sickened After Consuming Life Rising Dietary Supplement

The FDA is investigating incidents associated with Life Rising dietary supplements from Ton Shen Health/Life Rising. The government was informed by the Cook County Department of Health in Chicago, Illinois that two children who may have consumed the product have elevated lead levels. In addition, the FDA is investigating reports of two people who consumed this product who died. It is not clear if the deaths are associated with the product, according to the FDA. Lead is a toxic heavy metal. In small amounts, it can cause brain damage and lowered IQ. In larger amounts, it can cause cancer and death. Lead can affect every bodily system, but those effects depend on the age of the person, the amount ingested, and the length of time the person is exposed to lead. Symptoms of lead … [Read more...]

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