7:21 AM AKST, January 4, 2011
The FDA is warning consumers about a weight loss drug that could be deadly.
Fruta Planta has been linked to several heart attacks and at least one death, according to officials.
The maker of the product, Kissimmee-based PRock Marketing, is recalling all lots of Fruta Planta and another product called Reduce Weight Fruta Planta.
FDA testing of the product found that the product contains sibutramine, a drug that was pulled from the market in December.
Sibutramine is known to increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some patients. It may also present a serious risk for those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
For more information, visit the FDA's website: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm238491.htm