September 27, 2016

Pink Bikini Supplements Recalled for Undeclared, Banned Drugs

Lucy's Weight Loss System of Arlington, Texas, is recalling all lots of Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach Capsules because they contain an undeclared, banned ingredient. Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it. The recall includes all colors, 30 count, 750MG per capsules. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found these products contain  Sibutramine, Phenolphthalein, and/or Diclofenac, which are not declared on the label. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. It is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate. Phenophthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, that was removed from the market after it was found to cause cancer. Diclofenac is a … [Read more...]

After Illness Reported, Lipo Escultura Recalled for Undeclared, Banned Ingredients

Lipo Escultura Corp. of Brooklyn dba JAT Productos Naturales Corp., and JAT Natural Products Corp. is recalling all Lipo Escultura because it contains banned and undeclared ingredients--sibutramine and diclofenac. Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it as it could cause serious injury. One illness has already been reported. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was removed from the market for safety reasons. It causes increased blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and could adversely effect patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (commonly referred to as NSAIDs). NSAIDS can also increase the risk of cardiovascular events, such as … [Read more...]

Rhino Supplements Recalled for Undeclared Drugs

TF Supplements of Houston is recalling Rhino supplements because they contain undeclared drugs that can pose a serious health risk. Consumers who have purchased these products should not use them as serious health risks are possible. There has been at least one adverse health event associated with these products. The following products are included in the recall: all lot numberts of RHINO 7 3000 capsules in bottles containing six (6) capsules with the UPC: 616453150126 ; andRhino 7 Platinum 3000 Capsules packaged in a single (1) blister packs hang card count UPC: 700729253748. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that these products contain undeclared desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine. "Desmethyl carbondenafil is a phosphodiesterase PDE-5 inhibitor which is … [Read more...]

TF Supplements Recalls RHINO Products for Undeclared Drugs

TF Supplements of Teas is voluntarily recalling RHINO 7 dietary supplements because they contain desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine, two drugs that are not declared on the label. No reports of adverse events or illnesses have been received to date in connection with the consumption of this product. Dismethyl carbondenafil may post a threat because this PDE-5 inhibitor may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and can lower blood pressure to life-threatening levels. Dapoxetine has not been approved for human use by the FDA and its safety has not been established. It belongs to a class of drugs used to treat depression. These drugs can increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults. This product, RHINO 7, is packaged … [Read more...]

Red Yeast Rice Recalled for Undeclared Drug

Doctor's Best is recalling 7,379 bottles of Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement because it contains an undeclared drug, lovastatin. That drug is used for the treatment of high cholesterol. It could cause serious muscle injury, especially if taken with prescription statin drugs such as lovastatin, simvastatin, or atorvastatin. Pregnant women could put their unborn child at risk by using this product, and anyone with pre-existing liver disease could be at increased risk for liver injury with the chronic use of statin drugs. The recalled product is Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement in 600 mg capsules, 120 count bottles. The lot number is 3121005. The UPC number is  753950001183. The product is packaged in a white plastic bottle with orange flip-top lid and clear tamper evident outer seal. No … [Read more...]

FDA: Beware of Bee Pollen Weight Loss Supplements

Some bee pollen weight loss supplements contain undeclared or banned drugs that pose serious health risks to consumers,  the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. The agency has received more than 50 reports of adverse health events, including one death. The FDA doesn't evaluate supplements before they enter the market. It's up to the manufacturer to ensure the product's safety. Unfortunately, some of them don't. At least a dozen weight loss products containing bee pollen have also been found to contain sibutramine, a drug that was banned in 2010 because it posed an increased risk of heart attack and stroke; and phenolphthalein, a drug not approved for sale in the U.S. that acts as a laxative and is a suspected of causing cancer. Those products are: Zi Xiu Tang, Ultimate … [Read more...]

LifeFit Diet Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Drug

LifeFit dietary supplement is being recalled because it contains an undeclared controlled substance that was banned in 2010 for safety reasons. Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it as it poses a serious health threat. Bacai, LifeFit's distrbuter, is voluntarily recalling the product sold in plastic bottles of 30 softgels with the lot number 13165. The lot number is located next to the expiration date May 2017. It was distributed worldwide to wholesalers, retailers, and through the internet. An analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the product contains sibutramine, which causes substantial increase in blood pressure and/or pulse rate. This can pose a  in significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive … [Read more...]

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