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Leisure 18 Slimming Coffee is not Safe

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “Leisure 18 Slimming Coffee,” a product for weight loss sold on various websites and in some retail stores.            

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Leisure 18 Slimming Coffee” contains sibutramine.  Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the U.S. 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.  Continue reading