Several cases of intoxications caused by a product ('LiDa') promised to reduce body weight were reported to the poisons centres in Freiburg (VIZ Freiburg) and Göttingen (GIZ-Nord Poisons Centre) within the last months.

In all cases, the product was purchased via World Wide Web from outside Germany, all were described to have only organic (plant) incrediences.

A toxicological analysis of the drug was performed and SIBUTRAMINE was detected in high concentration.

The case series was reported in detail to the Deutsches Ärzteblatt/Aerzteblatt International (2009-03-27) .

GIZ-Nord Poisons Centre recommends not to use these products.