Monday, October 21, 2013

Slim Fortune, Lidiy, and Slim Expert Recalled

B@B Trade of Florida is recalling all lots of Slim Fortune, Lidiy, and Slim Expert because they contain undeclared sibutramine, a previously controlled substance that was removed from the marketplace in 2010.

Sibutramine substantially increases blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant health risk to those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. The product can also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications.

Sibutramine (usually in the form of the hydrochloride monohydrate salt) is an oral anorexiant. Until 2010 it was marketed and prescribed as an adjunct in the treatment of exogenous obesity along with diet and exercise. It has been associated with increased cardiovascular events and strokes and has been withdrawn from the market in countries and regions.