Don't use Super Fat Burning and LiDa Daidaihua
Slimming Capsules for weight loss
April 5, 2006
Health Canada is advising
to use two herbal weight loss products from
China because they have been found to contain
sibutramine, a prescription medication that
should only be taken under medical supervision.
Super Fat Burning and LiDa Daidaihua Slimming
Capsules are not authorized for sale in Canada.
The two products have so far not been found
on the Canadian market, but they may have
been brought into the country for personal
use by travellers or been purchased by Canadians
over the Internet.
Sibutramine is a prescription medication
that suppresses the appetite. If used improperly,
sibutramine can have serious health consequences,
including increased heart rate and blood
pressure as well as increased pressure to
the eyes causing pain and hemorrhaging.
with heart or circulatory problems should
not take sibutramine. It should also not
be taken with medications such as antidepressants
that can affect the level of hormone seretonin
in the brain.
Consumers who are currently using Super
Fat Burning or LiDa Daidaihua Slimming Capsules
should stop taking the product immediately
and should contact their health care professional
To date, no adverse reactions from the
use of Super Fat Burning and LiDa Daidaihua
Slimming Capsules have been reported in Canada.
To report a suspected adverse reaction, please
contact the Canadian
Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Program
(CADRMP) of Health Canada
toll free at:
Telephone: 1 866-234-2345
Facsimile: 1 866-678-6789
Marketed Health Products Directorate
Health Protection Building, Tunney’s Pasture, AL 0701C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
To report finding these products
on the Canadian market, please contact the
Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate
Consumers requiring more
information about this advisory can contact
the Health Canada public inquiries line at
(613) 957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.