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Young You Corp. Recalls 4 Weight Loss Supplements After FDA Finds They Contain an Undeclared Drug, Sibutramine

July 17, 2009 -- Young You Corp. of Tarzana, Calif., is recalling four of its weight loss products because they contain an undeclared drug, sibutramine, according to the FDA.

The recalled Young You products are:

  • Slimbionic: 30 capsules per box
  • One Weight Loss Pill: 30 capsules per box
  • SlimDemand Capsules: 30 capsules per box
  • Botanical Weight Loss: 30 capsules per box

Those products were sold online and through Young You's Weight Loss and Rejuvenation Center in Tarzana, Calif.

Sibutramine is the active ingredient in Meridia, a prescription appetite suppressant for weight loss. But the FDA hasn't approved sibutramine for use in Young You's products, so the FDA says the safety and effectiveness of the recalled Young You products is "unknown."

In a news release, the FDA advises consumers that the recalled products "pose 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, arrythmias, or stroke.

Young You Corp. also issued its own news release, which is posted on the FDA's web site. That news release, dated July 15, states that the recall is voluntary and that "no illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company" about the products that are being recalled.

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