Diet pill recalled, contains dangerous hidden drug

bathroom scale iStock CROPPED Diet pill recalled, contains dangerous hidden drugBella All Natural is recalling its Bella diet pills after the drug sibutramine was found hidden in the dietary supplement. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the market in October 2010 because of serious health risks. The drug substantially increases blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some individuals and may put users at risk for cardiovascular events including heart attack, arrhythmia, and stroke. To date, Bella All Natural has not received any adverse event reports related to this issue.

The recall affects Bella diet capsules with the lot number MFD:10.15.2017 and expiration date “10.12.2019.” The product is promoted for weight loss and is packaged in a plastic bottle with 30 pills. The diet pills were distributed in California through internet and retail sales.

Bella All Natural is notifying its distributors and customers about the recall and arranging for return of all recalled products. Anyone with these products should stop using them immediately and return them to the place of purchase.

Any side effects experienced after taking Bell diet capsules should be reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at

Manufactures and distributors are responsible for ensuring their products are safe before they go on the market, but many dietary supplements marketed for weight loss contain hidden drug ingredients that can be harmful. If a serious problem is associated with a dietary supplement, manufacturers must report it to the FDA as an adverse event. The agency can take any dietary supplements off the market if they are found to be unsafe or if the claims on the products are false and misleading.

Source: FDA Recall Notice