November 5, 2014 — V26 Slimming Coffee, a dietary supplement marketed for weight-loss, contains a dangerous hidden ingredient that can increase a user’s risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
The ingredient, sibutramine, was detected in V26 Slimming Coffee through laboratory tests by the FDA. It was not listed on the label.
According to the FDA Public Notification:
“Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.”
This is not the first time sibutramine has been found in V26 Slimming Coffee. In April 2013, health officials in Hong Kong warned against using “Aisiyuan V26 Coffee Slimming granules” after a woman was hospitalized with side effects of sibutramine.
The 42 year-old woman reported using the product, which was purchased by her friend on the internet. She was hospitalized on April 8 after losing consciousness and was not discharged until April 17. Metabolites of sibutramine were found in her urine. Laboratory tests of the product also discovered sibutramine.
Sibutramine was originally sold under the brand-name Meridia and marketed as an appetite-suppressant for the treatment of obesity. It was pulled off the market in October 2010 after the SCOUT clinical trial linked it to a 16% increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death compared to a placebo. Sibutramine can also interact with other medications a person is taking.
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