The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that Slim Forte Slimming Capsules, Slim Forte Slimming Coffee and Botanical Slimming Soft Gel contain the undeclared drug ingredient sibutramine. Sibutramine was recalled from the U.S. market in October 2010 due to safety concerns.
These products are currently being sold and distributed through several websites managed by InterCharm, Inc.
According to the statement issued by the FDA, the undeclared ingredient in these products, sibutramine, is known to significantly increase blood pressure and pulse rate, and may cause serious complications for patients with a history of coronary artery disease and other conditions. Life-threatening interactions with other medications are also possible.
The FDA advised consumers to dispose of these products immediately and to report any side effects to their healthcare professionals.
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