Psychosis Associated with Weight-loss Product Containing Sibutramine: A Case Report

Saifuddin TM, Rahim N, Mansor NZ


Sibutramine is a prohibited weight-reducing agent used in many weight-loss products, which has been banned in many countries since 2010 including Malaysia due to it toxicities and mortality effect. The widespread use of these sibutramine-containing products has raised concerns regarding their side effects, which include psychological symptoms. In this case report, we highlight a case of psychosis induced by the use of this product. We present a case of 36-year-old Burmese lady who has three admissions to psychiatry ward with psychotic presentation after on-going consumption of weight-loss product containing sibutramine.

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Psychosis; Sibutramine; Weight-loss Product

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