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Australia: Safety advisory: Change Me Herbal Slimming capsules were found to contain undeclared sibutramine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Change Me Herbal Slimming capsules and found that the capsules contain the undeclared substance sibutramine which is a prescription-only medicine (sibutramine was the active ingredient in Reductil). It was withdrawn in October 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events.

Change Me Herbal Slimming capsules pose a serious risk to health and should not be taken. TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia may have bought the product online.

Consumers are advised to stop taking the product and consult their health care practitioner if they have any concerns arising from the use of the product.

Please refer to the following website in TGA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product.

Ends/ Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Issued at HKT 13:00
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