Posts tagged “sibutramine”

Obesity drug Reductil withdrawn from public use

April 11th, 2011
Obesity drug Reductil withdrawn from public use

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recommended that the obesity drug sibutramine (marketed as Reductil) should be suspended until further notice. This suspension was announced in January 2010 and follows a review by the European Medicines Agency. They have found that there is an increased risk of non-fatal heart attacks and strokes […]

Weight Loss Pill Banned in the United Arab Emirates

March 11th, 2011
Weight Loss Pill Banned in the United Arab Emirates

The UAE Ministry of health has banned a herbal weight loss pill called Celerite; it’s believed to cause palpitations and other side effects. This ban follows other similar bans in the UAE recently of any medications containing sibutramine, which clinical trials relate to heart attacks. Celerite also contains sibutramine. Speaking with reporters Dr Amin Al […]

Illegal Drugs Found in Weight Loss Medicines

October 14th, 2010
Illegal Drugs Found in Weight Loss Medicines

In a recent analysis, it was found that many natural, herbal remedies contain illegal drugs created in labs known as pharmaceutical agents. Research was done into the number and types of weight loss drugs taken by 66 people who were brought into Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong. It was found they had, combined, taken 81 […]

Heart risks the reason why weight loss drugs were pulled

October 11th, 2010
Heart risks the reason why weight loss drugs were pulled

Announcements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration state that, due to pressure from the FDA, Abbot Laboratories have agreed to withdraw from the U.S market its anti-obesity drug Meridia due to the higher danger of stroke and heart attack. The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen say that the action is long overdue. Dr Sidney […]

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