Popular weight loss drug pulled out of store shelves
Drug retailers pulled out Qu Mei a popular weight loss drug of the shelves last October 30. The drug manufactured by a Chongqing based group contained sibutramine hydrochloride which increased the risks of heart attacks and strokes with its users.
Drugstores stopped selling the products after they were notified by the Shenzhen drug administration. Stores will be giving a full refund if customers will return any unopened packages of the slimming drug. 45 anti obesity drugs are sold nationwide that contained sibutramine hydrochloride and reports of side effects are heard all over China. The country will stop all production, selling, and use of sibutramine hydrochloride and recall all the 45 products that contains the dangerous substance.
The active ingredient alters the chemical messages of the brain that controls food craving. Usage was monitored for side effects founded that it increases risk of heart attacks, stroke and death to users trying to lose weight.