June 24, 2013

FDA Warning – The Xiyouji Qingzhi Capsule Secretly Contains Sibutramine

It seems that a veritable new trend has popped up recently, consisting of secretly adding sibutramine to weight loss products, and the Xiyouji Qingzhi Capsule is one of the latest additions to the blacklist. Why secretly? Well, if you look back to 2010, you’ll see that sibutramine was officially banned from the market by the FDA because even though it did help with weight loss, it also caused high blood pressure and an elevated pulse rate. Though it may not be that dangerous for a healthy person, those with a history of cardiac disorders could suffer terribly from it.

As sad as it may be, it feels like the tendency has almost become a fad, and really there is no way of knowing which products use what ingredients until they get tested, which can actually take a little while. Until a foolproof screening method for hidden substances is put in place it is highly recommended that you thoroughly read customer reviews of any product you are about to purchase and try to only stick to well-known and respected brands.

Public Notification: "Xiyouji Qingzhi Capsule" Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient


FDA Warning about XIYOUJI QINGZHI CAPSULE

[6/10/2013] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “XIYOUJI QINGZHI CAPSULE,” a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.jadera.net.
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that "Xiyouji Qingzhi Capsule" contains sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons.

The product poses a threat to consumers because 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 product may also interact, in life threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a health care professional as soon as possible.

Source: Public Notification: Xiyouji Qingzhi Capsule Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

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