Pure Edge Nutrition, LLC, has recalled Bella Vi weight-loss supplements because they contain a hidden drug ingredient. FDA lab tests found sibutramine, a prescription appetite-suppressant that was withdrawn from the market in 2010 over concern about seizures, heart attacks, strokes, and cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat).
What You Can Do & How a Bella Vi Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Bella Vi induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Bella Vi, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
What is Bella Vi?
Bella Vi is a line of diet pills that are manufactured and marketed by Pure Edge Nutrition, LLC of New Jersey. The products were sold from March – September 2013. Pure Edge claims the products are all-natural, herbal dietary supplements, but in fact they contain dangerous prescription medications.
Bella Vi Recalled After FDA Finds Hidden Drug Ingredients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Pure Edge Nutrition announced a voluntary recall for Bella Vi in October 2013. Laboratory analysis from the FDA found sibutramine, a hidden drug ingredient that was not listed on the label.
The FDA warns:
“These products pose a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and can present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. These products can also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking.”
Bella Vi Recall
- Bella Vi Insane Bee Pollen Capsules
- Bella Vi BTrim Ultimate Boost
- Bella Vi BTrim Max
- Bella Vi Extreme Accelerator
- Bella Vi Insane Amp’d
- Bella Vi Amp’d Up
What is Sibutramine?
Sibutramine, originally sold under the brand-name Meridia, is a prescription weight-loss medication that suppresses appetite by altering neurotransmitters in the brain. It was withdrawn from the market on October 8, 2010, due to the risk of serious cardiovascular events. A study found that patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease on long-term treatment were significantly more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, or seizure.
Do I have a Bella Vi Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Bella Vi injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Bella Vi, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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