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Food and Drug Administration Recalls Anti-Obesity Medication Containing Banned Substance Sibutramine

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The Food and Drug Administation (FDA) just recalled Labri's Body Health Atomic, a weight-loss drug that was found to have contained sibutramine, a substance that has been banned in the United States.

Labri's Body Health Atomic, an Envy Me brand supplement, had been available online for purchase in 60-pill bottles. However, the FDA discovered that they had not disclosed sibutramine on the list of ingredients, resulting in the recall. According to the Miami Herald, an emailed version of the recall listed the status as "urgent", a designation that's not even used for E. Coli breakouts.

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Sibutramine, a diet aid that reduced hunger and food cravings by adjusting the brain's chemicals, was removed from the market in 2010 for "safety reasons." According to the FDA, "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. Sibutramine may also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking."

The recall affects all lot codes, manufacturing codes and expiration dates. The FDA then recommends that anyone in possession of the drug should immediately stop using it and follow his or her state's guidelines for disposing of medications. If consumers have felt any negative side effects or experienced any health issues while taking the drug, they should see a doctor, said the FDA.

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Envy Me will offer refunds to customers who bought Labri's Body Health Atomic. To receive a refund, consumers can call (361) 658-0241 or email naomcda@gmail.com to get details on the refund process. The company also gave customers the option of returning the bottles and capsules to exchange them for another of Envy Me's products.

For more information, visit the FDA's website and read the full recall notice.

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