Phentermine safer than SibutramineAuthor: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Oct 9, 2010
Weight Loss Medical NewsIn previous articles, we've expressed concerns for misleading and dangerous over-the-counter products attempting to market themselves as weight loss remedies.
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Heart Health RiskThe diet medication Meridia is being withdrawn from the market because it can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. We are proud to say that we have never used Meridia in our weight loss program because the risks of heart attack and stroke; with very modest weight loss benefit relative to this high risk. Meridia, also known as sibutramine, has been controversial since its approval in 1997 because it raises blood pressure and heart rate.
Slimming SupplementsThe FDA also warned consumers to avoid using Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules, a nutritional supplement sold over the Internet. The agency said the capsules contained excessive amounts of sibutramine, the main ingredient in Meridia. »
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