Recalls

Recalled diet pills contain hidden drug

UCM568362 Recalled diet pills contain hidden drugEZ Weight Loss TX is recalling its La Bri’s Body Health Atomic and Xplode dietary supplements after a laboratory analysis found the diet pills contain sibutramine, an appetite suppressant that was pulled from the U.S. market in October 2010 after it was linked to serious cardiovascular risks. Sibutramine in dietary supplements renders them unapproved drugs for which the safety and efficacy has not been established. It also puts the supplements in violation of federal law and subjects them to recall in the eyes of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Sibutramine can increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some inviduals and may be especially risky for people with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Sibutramine may also interact, in life threatening ways, with other medications. To date, EZ Weight Loss TX has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Atomic is packaged in 60-count bottles. Xplode is packaged in 30-count bottles. All lots and codes of Atomic and Xplode are included in this recall. The supplements were sold nationwide through internet sales beginning in 2015.

Consumers who have these products should stop using them immediately and contact EZ Weight Loss TX at 361-334-1977 to arrange a return or refund. Those who have taken these products and experienced any adverse effects should contact their doctors as well as file a report with the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.

Source: FDA Recall Notice