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FDA: Potentially Harmful Stimulant Found in Slimming Beauty Capsules
Date:10/8/2010

Parade in Chicago, on Sept. 12, 2010. The agency is aware of several reports of serious side effects from the use of this product including elevated blood pressure, headaches, vomiting, and insomnia.  

Consumers and health care professionals are encouraged to report adverse events related to the use of Slimming Beauty capsules to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm or by phone at 800-FDA-1088 (800-332-1088).

Sample packets contain four capsules in a small, clear, plastic bag stapled to Slimming Beauty advertising material written in Spanish.

For more information:

FDA Drug Safety and Availability Web Page

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/default.htm

Media Inquiries: Elaine Gansz Bobo, 301-796-7567, elaine.bobo@fda.hhs.gov

Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA


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