Wednesday, January 28, 2009

FDA Warns Against Dietary Supplement

The FDA is warning consumers not to use Venom Hyperdrive 3.0, a dietary supplement, because of potential safety risks. The supplement may contain sibutramine, "a potent controlled substance with risks for abuse or addiction." Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said, "Sibutramine is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved prescription drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss." She added that, "when present in a dietary supplement, it may harm unsuspecting consumers because sibutramine can substantially increase blood pressure and heart rate, and may present a significant risk for people with a history of heart disease, heart failure, irregular heartbeats or stroke." Read more.

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