With the high cost of prescription medications and even prescription fat burners in the United States, many dieters head south of the border to find better deals. However, along with a reduction in prices for Mexican fat burners comes a lack of safety regulation. Redotex is a prescription fat burner that is not legal in the United States because of potentially serious side effects, but there are a number of people who are using it illegally. Though it may have promising benefits, we don’t think you’ll want to risk your health for an as-yet unreliable imported fat burner like Redotex.
Ingredients in Redotex
Redotex is a combination of a potent, amphetamine-like stimulant and valium, a tranquilizer. The amphetamine like substance is pseudoephedrine, which is often used as a sinus decongestant but has significant effects as a stimulant. It is often used as an ingredient to manufacture methamphetamine or “speed”. In addition to 50 mg of pseudoephedrine, Redotex lists the following ingredients:
- Aloin – 16.2 mg – a strong derivative of the aloe plant which is used as a laxative. As of May 2002, aloe-derived laxatives are no longer considered GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
- Atropine Sulfate – 360 mcg – an extract from deadly nightshade which stimulates the firing of the SA node in the heart, thereby increasing the heart rate. It also reduces internal bodily secretions such as saliva or mucus in various membranes.
- Liothyronine Sodium – 75 mcg – a potent form of the thyroid hormone which is used to treat symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Overall this is a very potent blend and could be effective as a fat burner, but it is also likely to come with some potentially serious and difficult to predict side effects. That is, Redotex is illegal for good reason. The main effects that can be expected are stimulation (which may burn extra calories and suppress appetite) as well as possibly an increase in bowel movements. Definitely not the safest strategy for weight loss.
Redotex Side Effects
Commonly reported side effects with Redotex use include:
- Light sensitivity
- Heart arrhythmia
- Rapid heart rate
- Dry mouth
You should not use Redotex if you are pregnant or nursing, are taking any anti-depressants, oral contraceptives, antacids, beta-blockers or MAO inhibitors of any kind. Redotex should be used only for 2-3 weeks at a time and not for more than 12 weeks within a year.
Does Redotex Offer a Money-back guarantee?
From what we can tell, Redotex is not sold legally anywhere in the U.S. or even Mexico, so you’re not likely to get any sort of money-back guarantee. Also, much like other banned products, Redotex sells at a premium to begin with. One month’s supply is typically more than $100 when you factor in shipping costs. As well, if you’re buying it online there is a high probability you are buying an expired or completely counterfeit fat burner. You’re never guaranteed anything when you try buying an illegal product online or even in person.
While there are a number of similar fat burners out there, even prescription versions of phentermine, there just isn’t enough good information out there on Redotex for us to even act like its an option. There is no reason to risk your health and quite a lot of money to try a product that is illegal specifically because it poses health risks. It might be worth it to go to Mexico for medication you have a prescription for in the US, but as a fat burner we don’t think Redotex is worth the trip or buying online.