FDA Warns Consumers
Not To Use Brazilian Diet Supplements - Emergence Sim and Herbathin
Imported From Brazil
January 23rd 2006
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says Emagece Sim and Herbathin
diet pills are not safe and could lead to very serious side effects.
According to the FDA the dietary supplement Herbathin may contain
several active ingredients including controlled substances.
Both supplements are made in Brazil by Fitoterpicos (sometimes spelled
Fytoterapicos) and Phytotherm Sim. Consumers are advised not to use the
two supplements and return them to their supplier. According to Dr.
Steven Galson, Director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and
Research, "There are dangers to consumers who purchase diet pills that
contain drugs of unknown origin and quality. These products are not
approved by FDA and if people experience side effects, it is difficult
to trace problems and for physicians to treat them."
Although the pills are labeled as dietary supplements, they contain some
prescription drugs including several controlled substances. They
contain chlordiazepoxide HCl (the active ingredient in Librium), and
fluoxetine HCl (the active ingredient in Prozac). Chlordiazepoxide HCl
(Librium) is used to relieve anxiety and to control the symptoms of
Fluoxetine HCl (Prozac) is an anti-depressant medication used to treat
obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and bulimia. The
interactions of these drugs can cause drowsiness and dizziness and may
impair your ability to drive. They have been linked to suicidal
thinking behaviors in pediatric patients, anxiety and insomnia, and
They both were found to contain Fenproporex, a stimulant that is not
approved for marketing in the United States. The substance is converted
into amphetamine in the body and may cause the patient to show positive
signs on amphetamine in the urine.
The products are sold in packages containing one bottle of Formula 1
capsules and one bottle of Formula 2. There are five levels available
depending on the amount of weight you want to lose. Users start out at
level one and work their way to five. Emagrece Sim also has a "Weight
Stabilizer" package containing Formula 1 and Formula 2 capsules, to be
used after the desired weight loss has been achieved. The products are
offered for sale on the Internet.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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