GMP Herbal Products Issues Recall for Weight Loss Supplement
According to the FDA, the weight loss supplement Pai You Guo contains undeclared drug components. The FDA lab test showed sibutramine, an FDA-approved appetite suppressant. Tests also show that phenolphthalein, which is a solution used for experimentation and is a suspected carcinogen, is also present in the product. Since the product is not listed as a drug, but a dietary supplement, Pai You Guo is not known to be safe or effective as a weight loss agent.
The FDA advises that sibutramine is a dangerous substance that is known to increase blood pressure and pulse rate of some patients. Sibutramine poses a significant risk to people with a history of heart issues, such as:
- Coronary artery disease
- Congestive heart failure
So far, no injuries or illnesses related to Pai You Guo have been reported to the company. To report adverse effects related to this product, please contact the FDA’s MedWatch Program at 1-800-FDA-1088. Any unused product should be destroyed or returned to the company at 1-866-995-8585.
If you or a loved one has suffered any adverse affects from Pai You Guo, please contact the knowledgeable product liability attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP to understand your legal options. Schlichter, Bogard & Denton consults with customers nationwide.