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Published on June 27th, 2013

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Strawberry Balance

The FDA is advising consumers to avoid “Strawberry Balance,” a product sold for weight-loss that was found to contain hidden drug ingredients. According to the FDA,

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Strawberry Balance” contains sibutramine.

Sibutramine can substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate, and can present a danger to patients with heart or circulation issues. The FDA removed sibutramine from the market in 2010.

Strawberry Balance was also found to contain phenolphthalein, a laxative the FDA reclassified in 1999 as “not generally recognized as safe and effective.”

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