FDA Warns Coffee Diet Supplement Contains Unapproved Hidden Medications
A diet supplement contains unapproved hidden medications, warns the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
An FDA laboratory analysis found that V26 Slimming Coffee contains sibutramine, a controlled substance that was removed from the market in 2010.
The supplement is promoted as a weight loss supplement and is sold online and in some retail stores.
The product poses a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. These products may also have life-threatening interactions with other medications a consumer may be taking.
Health care professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.