Xcel and Ultimate Boost Diet Pills Contain Unlisted Depression Medication and Cancer Causing Chemical
Attorneys Investigating Cases Against Supplement Sellers of Diet Pills Containing Fluoxetine and Phenolphthalein. The FDA announced today that consumers should not use or purchase certain diet pills sold online or in retail stores. The FDA’s warnings relate to three supplements: Ultimate Boost, Xcel, and Xcel Advanced. Xcel diet pills may contain a depression medication called fluoxetine, or better known by the brand-name Prozac. Ultimate Boost and Xcel Advanced, on the other hand, may contain the chemical phenolphthalein, which is known to cause cancer.
Why Fluoxetine is Dangerous
Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. It is prescribed to people who suffer from things like depression, OCD, and panic disorders. Although fluoxetine may help some people who have these conditions, it may also be harmful. Fluoxetine should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor because of the potentially severe problems people may experience with the drug. For example, fluoxetine has been known to cause or contribute to suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures. People who take other medicines with fluoxetine can also experience heart arrhymias or even die.
Other Supplements with Unlisted Fluoxetine and Phenolphthalein
|Date||Product Name||Company||Hidden Ingredient|
|3/18/2015||Ultimate Boost||Various Distributors||phenolphthalein|
|3/18/2015||Xcel Advanced||Various Distributors||phenolphthalein|
|2/28/2015||Nine Slim||Various Distributors||phenolphthalein|
|2/28/2015||Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic||Various Distributors||fluoxetine|
|2/28/2015||Seven Slim||Various Distributors||phenolphthalein|
|2/27/2015||Botanical Slimming (Red)||Various Distributors||fluoxetine|
|6/17/2014||Sport Burner||Various Distributors||fluoxetine|
|6/17/2014||Toxin Discharged Tea||Various Distributors||fluoxetine|
|2/4/2014||Fruta Bio||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein and/or sibutramine|
|2/4/2014||Japan Hokkaido Cangye Phamacy Co., LTD||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein and/or sibutramine|
|2/4/2014||Japanese Chinese Formula pill for weight reduction||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein and/or sibutramine|
|2/4/2014||Jianfeijindan Activity Girl||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein and/or sibutramine|
|2/4/2014||Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein and/or sibutramine|
|2/4/2014||Reduce Weight Fruta Planta||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein|
|2/4/2014||Slim Xtreme||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein and/or sibutramine|
|2/4/2014||SlimEasy||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein and/or sibutramine|
|2/4/2014||Super Fat Burning Bomb||MyNicKnaxs, LLC.||phenolphthalein and/or sibutramine|
|1/28/2014||Tonic Life BP||Various Distributors||phenolphthalein|
|11/21/2013||Adipotrim XT||Deseo Rebajar Inc.||fluoxetine|
|6/18/2013||Fat Zero||Various Distributors||phenolphthalein|
|6/18/2013||Fruit & Plant Slimming||Various Distributors||phenolphthalein|
|4/3/2012||Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Green||Xiushentang||phenolphthalein|
Why Phenolphthalein is Dangerous
Phenolphthalein has been used for a long time as an over the counter laxative, but the FDA removed it from the market in the U.S. in 1999 after studies showed that it likely causes cancer. According to a 1996 article by June Dunnick and James Hailey, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the chemical can cause cancer in the kidneys or in the adrenal glands, and possibly also in the ovaries.
What Makes Xcel, Xcel Advanced, Ultimate Boost, and Other Diet Pills with Unlisted Ingredients So Dangerous
When people don’t know what they are taking, they are at risk of potentially serious health problems without even realizing it. For example, they cannot tell their doctor that they are ingesting a chemical that could interact badly with something else their doctor prescribed. Or they might have a medical condition, like seizures, that could get worse.
In addition to the danger to people’s health, failing to list ingredients accurately cheats them out of their money. They have spent their money on something that they wouldn’t have bought if they knew it could cause cancer or seizures, for example.
The attorneys at Jones Ward PLC are committed to holding manufacturers and retailers accountable when they put the public at risk and cheat their customers. If you have purchased Xcel, Xcel Advanced, or Ultimate Boost online or in stores, we would be happy to consult with you about your rights. Please contact attorney Lauren Horner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at (888) 585-2922, or contact us by clicking here.