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Celerite Slimming Tea: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Audience: Consumer

[Posted 03/28/2011]

ISSUE: FDA laboratory analyses of the product were found to contain undeclared Sibutramine, which is used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. The FDA has not approved the product as a drug; therefore, the safety and effectiveness of the product is unknown. 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.

BACKGROUND: The product was sold and distributed nationwide via the internet at

RECOMMENDATION: Consumers are advised to return the product to the company’s address in Southampton, PA.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events, side effects, or product quality problems related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:


[03/15/2011 - Press Release - Shaping Beauty, Inc.]
[01/12/2011 - Tainted Weight Loss Products - FDA]

Related MedWatch alert:

[01/13/2011 - Celerite Slimming Capsules]