Bella Vi, a popular weight loss supplement made by Pure Edge Nutrition, LLC, is now being recalled after it was found to contain sibutramine, a drug that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2010. Side effects of sibutramine may include heart attack, seizure, stroke, and cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat). Consumers in possession of Bella Vi should discontinue use immediately and discard any remaining supplies.
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Why Was the Bella Vi Recall Issued?
Bella Vi diet pills were sold between March and September 2013. Pure Edge Nutrition claims that Bella Vi is an all-natural dietary supplement; however, according to a press release issued by the Food & Drug Administration, this product contains sibutramine, a hidden drug ingredient that was not listed on the label. The administration warns:
“These products pose a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and can present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. These products can also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking.”
Products affected by the Bella Vi recall include:
- Bella Vi Insane Bee Pollen Capsules
- Bella Vi BTrim Ultimate Boost
- Bella Vi BTrim Max
- Bella Vi Extreme Accelerator
- Bella Vi Insane Amp’d
- Bella Vi Amp’d Up
What is Sibutramine?
Originally sold under the brand name Meridia, sibutramine is a prescription weight loss drug that suppresses the appetite by altering brain neurotransmitters. Sibutramine was recalled in October 2010 after it was linked to severe (in some cases life-threatening) cardiovascular health complications. A study determined that patients with a history of heart disease were significantly more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, or seizure.
Do I have a Bella Vi Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Bella Vi Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Bella Vi injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Bella Vi Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Bella Vi, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Bella Vi Suit and we can help.