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Australia: Safety advisory: Bittermelon Slimming Capsules found to contain undeclared substance sibutramine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Bittermelon Slimming Capsules and found that the capsules contain the undeclared substance sibutramine. Sibutramine is a prescription-only medicine (which was the active ingredient in Reductil). It was withdrawn in October 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events. TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia may have bought the product online. Consumer 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.

Ends/Friday, Jul 28, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00