The weight-loss supplement Esmeralda has been recalled because it contains hidden drug ingredients. The prescription medications in Esmeralda were taken off the market after being linked to heart attacks, strokes, seizures, cardiac arrhythmia, and other life-threatening side effects.
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March 24, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and New Life Nutritional Center have issued a voluntary recall for Esmeralda and other dietary supplements with undeclared drug ingredients.
What is Esmeralda?
Esmeralda is a weight-loss supplement that is manufactured and sold by New Life Nutritional Center. Products were packaged in 30-capsule bottles and sold online and in stores in in many states, including NY, NJ, LA, TX, VA, and MA.
Esmeralda Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
Emeralda is a dietary supplement contains ingredients that are not listed on the label . These prescription medications include sibutramine and phenolphthalein — both of these drugs are not sold in the United States over safety concerns. In addition, they can interact with other medications you might be taking. No injuries have been reported.
Side effects of Esmeralda may include:
- Blood clot
- Heart attack
- Cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)
- Interactions with other medications
What is Sibutramine?
Sibutramine is an appetite-suppressant that was originally sold as the prescription drug Meridia. It was taken off the market in October 2010 after studies found that it could increase a patient’s risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia, and strokes. It can also increase blood pressure and/or heart rate.
What is Phenolphthalein?
Phenolphthalein was used in over-the-counter laxatives for most of the 20th century. However, it was taken off the market over concern about carcinogenicity (cancer). Studies in animals found that multiple carcinogenic effects.
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