Confidence Inc. informed consumers and healthcare professionals that the company is recalling one lot of METABOLISM Apple Cider Vinegar Brand Dietary Supplement Capsules (Lot: 3001006, Exp. 10/2009) because the product contains the undeclared drug ingredient sibutramine, an FDA approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss.
The FDA has not approved METABOLISM Apple Cider Vinegar Brand Dietary Supplement Capsules as a drug, therefore the safety and effectiveness of this product is unknown.
The use of sibutramine may pose a threat to consumers because it is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Consumers should return any unused product to the manufacturer.