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The FDA Advises Consumers: Do Not Use Slimming Beauty Capsules

by admin on: May 30th, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with protecting the consumers from harmful products. In October 2010, the FDA released a statement advising consumers that have purchased Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules that they should not use this product, as the capsule(s) contains an active pharmaceutical ingredient that could post a risk for people.

The pharmaceutical ingredient found in the Slimming Beauty capsules is called sibutramine. Sibutramine acts as a stimulant and is considered an appetite suppressant. Sibutramine is available only as a prescription drug. Often, sibutramine is used as an adjunct therapy with exercise and a reduced calorie diet for patients that are overweight and are trying to lose weight and/or maintain their lower weight.

Testing, conducted by the FDA, found that Slimming Beauty capsules, available for purchase over the Internet (from Beautiful Health, Inc.), contained sibutramine. The concern of the FDA is that people that are generally healthy and administer the amount of sibutramine contained in the capsules may experience the following adverse effects:
??? Anxiety
??? Elevated blood pressure
??? Heart palpitations
??? Insomnia
??? nausea
??? Racing heart
The sibutramine contained in the Slimming Beauty capsules may pose additional risks because this ingredient may interact with drugs in other medications that people may also be taking.
Most concerning is that people that present with or have a history of cardiovascular disease are also at a much greater risk for serious adverse effects (heart attack and stroke) if they take sibutramine.

As noted by the release on the FDA???s website, the Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules are falsely labeled as being ???100% Herbal.??? In addition, the label for this product is misleading, because it also states that it is a calcium capsule and a natural vitamin ??? for use in children aged two years and older.
There are healthier ways of losing weight, especially with such serious risks involved with the use of sibutramine.