Published March 18, 2009
FDA Warns Against Dietary Supplement
US Pharm. 2009;34(3)(Oncology suppl):14.
The FDA warned consumers not to take Venom Hyperdrive 3.0, a dietary supplement containing sibutramine. Sibutramine, a controlled substance with risks of abuse or addiction, is a potent drug that can cause increased blood pressure and heart rate. This poses a significant risk, the agency says, for patients with heart disease, heart failure, irregular heart beats, or stroke.
Venom Hyperdrive 3.0 is marketed by Applied Lifescience Research Industries Inc. (ALR Industries), Oak View, California. In December, ALR Industries recalled all lots of Venom Hyperdrive 3.0 after the FDA's analysis showed samples of sibutramine.