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A weight loss supplement company has announced the recall of one of its supplements. The supplement maker, UltraZx, made the voluntary recall on March 10, 2015. According to the announcement, the diet product UltraZx contains two undeclared and dangerous substances: phenolphthalein and Sibutramine. Fortunately, no illness, injury or adverse medical reactions have been reported relating to the diet product at this time, but the products have been taken off the shelves.

Dangerous for People with Heart Problems

An analysis by FDA scientists has confirmed that the UltraZx weight loss product does contain Sibutramine. Sibutramine has been classified as a controlled substance since October 2010 when it was banned from inclusion in ingestible products. The substance can cause increased pulse rates and elevated blood pressure. It is especially dangerous for individuals who have coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, stroke and congestive heart failure. Phenolphthalein is a carcinogen according to some studies. It also poses the threat of negatively interacting with other medications.

Affected packages of UltraZx weight loss pills were distributed to retail stores from September 2014 through February 2015. They were packaged in bottles containing 30 300 milligram capsules each.

Seek Medical Attention in Case of Adverse Reaction

UltraZx has sent out letters to notify customers and distributors of the recall. In the letter, instructions were given on how to return the affected bottles. Consumers who have experienced adverse reactions after consuming the product are encouraged to go to a doctor immediately. They can also report their injuries to the MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

Personal injury claims relating to dangerous diet pills are not uncommon. The law supports people who are hurt as a result of taking such medication. If you or your loved ones suspect that an injury resulted from ingesting this or another kind of dietary supplement, you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.