meizi 300WASHINGTON, D.C. (6/27/13) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “Meizi Evolution,” a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.ebay.com, and in some retail stores.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Meizi Evolution” contains sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. 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. This product may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a health care professional as soon as possible.

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:
•Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
•Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

Note: This notification is to inform the public of a growing trend of dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drugs and chemicals. These products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and body building, and are often represented as being “all natural.” FDA is unable to test and identify all products marketed as dietary supplements on the market that have potentially harmful hidden ingredients. Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing any product in the above categories.

Please refer to the links below for more information:
•Tainted Weight Loss Products
•Subscribe to the RSS feed
•Tainted Supplement Consumer Article

SurfKY News
Information provided by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6654

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 4939

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 3906

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 2474

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2410

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 19010

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12001

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 02, 2015 4939

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
September 02, 2015 2410

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1834

UPDATE: Missing Teen Located

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1778

Woman Allegedly Passed Out at Wheel Charged with…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 1042

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 832

Gov. Beshear's Statement on County Clerks,…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 816

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 737

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 681

Blood Drive Boosts Blood Bank Deposits

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 672

GPD Conducting Safety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News