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Australia: Safety advisory: BASCHI Quick Slimming capsules contain the undeclared substance sibutramine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled BASCHI Quick Slimming capsules and found that the capsules contain the undeclared substance sibutramine. Consumers are advised that sibutramine is a prescription-only substance. Sibutramine was withdrawn from world markets in 2010 due to increased risk of cardiac events and stroke. Consumers are advised to stop taking the product and take any remaining capsules to their local pharmacy for safe disposal. If they have any concerns arising from their use of this product, consult their health care practitioner.

Please refer to the following website in TGA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product. Related news was previously issued by TGA, and was posted on the Drug Office website on 30 Oct 2015.

Ends/Monday, Feb 25, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:00