If you’re finding yourself committing to lose weight in the new year and adding a weight-loss supplement, you need to ensure that you know what you’re really taking. The FDA has found that many “miracle” weight loss supplements actually contain ingredients that are found in prescription drugs and can be extremely harmful.
The study found hundreds of products that are perpetrated as dietary supplements actually have dangerous amounts of hidden active ingredients.
Below are some of the prescription drugs found hidden within weight-loss supplements:
- Sibutramine – – can cause heart issues and strokes
- Seizure medications
- Blood pressure medications
- Powerful diuretics
When taken without a physician’s prescription, any of these drugs can cause serious side effects, including death. The FDA does not approve weight loss supplements, so they urge anyone wanting to lose weight to contact their physician about alternatives to taking them.
If you or a loved one has suffered from taking a dietary supplement, you may have recourse to file a lawsuit against the producing company. Particularly if you have taken a supplement that didn’t disclose all of its active or inactive ingredients, our team of defective product attorneys can help get you a settlement or award. Contact our Mobile lawyers today or call us at (251) 432-2277.