The FDA found traces of sibutramine in the supplement. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant drug that was withdrawn from the market in 2010. Thus, Slimdia Revolution is considered an unapproved drug. The manufacturer P&J Trading has voluntarily recalled all Slimdia Revolution products.
In November 2012, the FDA also found sibutramine in three other weight loss supplements: Japan Hokkaido Slimming Weight Loss Pills, Beautiful Slim Body and Best Share Green Coffee: Brazilian Slimming Coffee.
Sibutramine can raise blood pressure and heart rate, causing potential complications in individuals with heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Sibutramine may also interact adversely with prescription drugs.
P&J Trading is offering customers in possession of Slimdia Revolution a full refund for the unused product.
Any negative side effects should be reported to a healthcare provider and the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.
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