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FDA Warns That Supplements Contain Sibutramine

Undeclared drug ingredient can raise blood pressure and aggravate heart patients' risks

THURSDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary recall of a single lot of Metabolism Apple Cider Vinegar Brand Dietary Supplement Capsules, which was mostly sold in Canada. The supplements, made by Confidence, Inc., contain the weight-loss drug sibutramine.

The company has recalled the dietary supplements with a lot number of 3001006, expiration date of 10/2009 and a UPC CODE of 92483 00102. The supplements were sold in a plastic bottle with red and white lettering that contained 60 gelatin capsules. No illnesses have been reported that are associated with the supplements.

"The use of sibutramine may pose a threat to consumers because it 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," according to an FDA statement.

Consumers are advised to return any unused capsules to the manufacturer.

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