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Heart risks added to safety label of Children’s Motrin

The labeling of over-the-counter Children’s Motrin has been updated to include a new warning regarding an increased risk of deadly heart attacks, heart failure and strokes, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Children’s Motrin, like Motrin for adults, contains ibuprofen, a painkiller from a family of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Other drugs in this class include Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen). NSAIDs are sold both over-the-counter and by prescription. The new warning states: “Heart attack and stroke warning: NSAIDs, except aspirin, increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. These can be fatal. ... Read More

Anti-inflammatory painkillers linked to cardiac arrest

Commonly used anti-inflammatory painkillers have been linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to a research published in the European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely available both over-the-counter and by prescription and include ibuprofen (sold OTC as Advil) and naproxen (sold OTC as Aleve). “Previous studies have shown that NSAIDs are related to increased cardiovascular risk which is a concern because they are widely used,” said the study’s lead author Professor Gunnar H. Gislason, professor of cardiology at Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte in Denmark. “Allowing these drugs to be purchased without ... Read More

Lucy’s Weight Loss System slapped with FDA warning letter for tainted diet pills

Lucy’s Weight Loss System of Arlington, Texas, has been slapped with a warning letter by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for not adequately initiating a recall of its dietary supplements after an inspection revealed the products contained undeclared drug ingredients that could be harmful to consumers. The FDA confirmed through laboratory analysis that Pink Bikini (White Capsules), Pink Bikini (Blue Capsules), Shorts on the Beach (Blue Capsules) and Shorts on the Beach (Golden Edition) contained sibutramine, phenolphthalein and/or diclofenac. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was sold under the brand name Meridia and pulled from the U.S. market in ... Read More

Feds find dangerous, unlisted drug ingredients in OTC diet pills

Lucy’s Weight Loss System of Arlington, Texas, has expanded its recall of diet pills to include all lots of Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach capsules in all colors, 30 count, after an analysis found the products to contain potentially dangerous undeclared drug ingredients. Pink Bikini (white capsules, blue capsules and gold capsules) and Shorts of the Beach (blue capsules and gold capsules) were found to contain sibutramine, phenolphthalein and/or diclofenac, which were not listed on the products’ labels. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was sold under the brand name Meridia and pulled from the U.S. market in ... Read More

Pink Bikini diet pills recalled after feds find dangerous undeclared ingredients

Lucy’s Weight Loss System is recalling all lots of Pink Bikini white powder capsules after testing revealed that the supplements contain diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation. Diclofenac can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if taken long term or in high doses. Pink Bikini is marketed as a weight loss dietary supplement and is packaged in a clear bottle. The capsules are white powder. The affected Pink Bikini lots include the expiration date 7/30/2017 and were distributed nationwide to customers via PinkBikini.BigCartel.com and the Waisted With Lucy retail store. The undeclared ... Read More

FDA warns of dangerous ingredients in Lipo Escultra diet pills

Lipo Escultra weight loss dietary supplements are being recalled after federal officials discovered undeclared drug ingredients in the capsules that have been linked to life threatening side effects. The Food and Drug Administratoin (FDA) tested Lipo Escultra diet pills, manufactured by Escultra Corp. of Brooklyn, N.Y. (dba JAT Productos Naturales Corp., and JAT Natural Products Corp.), and discovered they contain the appetite suppressant sibutramine, now a controlled substance, that was pulled from the market for safety reasons. Sibutramine was the drug ingredient in Merida, a prescription anti-obesity drug that was pulled from the market due to health risks. It is ... Read More