FDA Warning for Sibutramine in Diet PillsDecember 4, 2014 — The FDA is warning consumers not to buy or use several weight-loss pills, including the bee pollen supplements “Bee Thin” and “Bee Slim,” because they contain dangerous hidden ingredients that are not listed on the label.

FDA warnings for diet pills:

All of the products are sold on websites and possible retail stores. Laboratory analysis detected sibutramine

Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was originally sold as the prescription obesity drug Meridia. However, approval was withdrawn in October 2010, after the SCOUT clinical trial found that sibutramine increased a user’s risk of cardiovascular events by 16% compared to a placebo.

The FDA warns:

“Sibutramine is known to 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.”

Sibutramine can also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications a person is taking.

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