Warning on Dietary Supplement “Venom Hyperdrive 3.0”
FDA Patient Safety News: Show #85, April 2009

FDA is warning consumers not to take the dietary supplement "Venom Hyperdrive 3.0," which has been promoted for weight loss. This product has been found to contain sibutramine, a prescription drug used as an appetite suppressant under medical supervision. Sibutramine can increase blood pressure and heart rate, and may pose a significant risk for people with a history of heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. It also has the potential for abuse or addiction.

Venom Hyperdrive 3.0 is marketed by Applied Lifescience Research Industries. The product was sold via distributors and in retail stores nationwide, and also in a number of other countries. It was packaged in red plastic bottles containing 90 capsules each. The company recalled the product after the FDA's laboratory analysis showed that samples contained sibutramine in significant amounts.

Consumers who have this product should stop taking it immediately and contact their health care professional if they have experienced any adverse effects.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Venom HYPERDRIVE 3.0. January 27, 2009.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm092095.htm


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