In several statements recently issued by the FDA, Slender Slim 11, Advanced Slim 5, A-Slim 100% Natural Slimming Capsule, P57 Hoodia® and others, were identified as containing sibutramine, which was recalled from the market in October 2010. Sibutramine may cause increased blood pressure and heart rate in some patients, and may pose a high health risk for patients with a history of heart problems, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, or stroke.
The FDA advised consumers to stop taking these supplements immediately and to contact their healthcare provider should any adverse effects arise.
Furthermore, the FDA warned that these recent findings add to a growing trend within the dietary supplement market, noting that consumers should be cautious when purchasing products marketed as "all natural" promoting weight-loss, body building or sexual enhancement.
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