Globe All Wellness was told by the FDA last week that one of the company’s dietary weight loss supplements (sold by a seller not authorized by Globe All Wellness, LLC to sell the product) contained an undeclared drug ingredient. Sound mysterious to you… me too. So we checked further… To quote the FDA’s recall notice: “FDA lab analyses of this dietary supplement were found to contain undeclared ingredient Sibutramine. The FDA has not approved Sibutramine; therefore, the safety and effectiveness of this product is unknown.” So all lots of the following dietary supplement products are being recalled:
Slim Xtreme™ Herbal Slimming Capsule 30 Capsules/Bottle
“With abundance of caution, Globe All Wellness, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of SLIM XTREME™ from the market as a precautionary measure. This recall does not affect the sales and distribution of Globe All Wellness, LLC’s other products such as SLIM XTREME GOLD™ or GELSLIM™.”
Meanwhile, PR Newswire reported: The drug Sibutramine, also known as Meridia, may present health risks for users with "a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke." Thus far, gratefully, there have been no illnesses reported.
As a precautionary measure, you bet! Here are some of the milder side effects one may experience after consuming Sibutramine: Back pain; constipation; dizziness; dry mouth; flu-like symptoms; headache; increased or decreased appetite; joint pain; nausea; nervousness; painful menstruation; runny nose; sleeplessness; sore throat; upset stomach; weakness.
That was, by no means, the entire list… here are some more possible severe reactions: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); agitation; anxiety; blurred vision or other vision changes; change in the amount of urine; chest, left arm, or jaw pain; clumsiness; confusion; difficulty breathing; disorientation; excitement; eye pain; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; high fever; increased sweating; large, unchanging pupils; loss of consciousness; mood or mental changes (eg, depression, mania, psychosis, thoughts of suicide or suicide attempt); numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; restlessness; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness, headache, or weakness; shivering; shortness of breath; stomach pain; swelling of the feet, ankles, or legs; tremors; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting.
In addition, as Drugs.com tells us, Sibutramine is known to react with 822 other medications. So, considering all of the aforementioned, if it’s not absolutely necessary to consume Sibutramine, why would you?