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Australia: Safety advisory: GoLean Detox capsules contain the undeclared substances sibutramine and phenolphthalein
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announces that it has tested a product labelled "GoLean Detox capsules" and found that the capsules contain the undeclared substances sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Sibutramine is a prescription-only medicine (which was the active ingredient in Reductil); it was withdrawn in October 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events. Phenolphthalein is a prescription-only drug previously marketed as an oral laxative, and was withdrawn from sale in many markets in the late 1990’s due to concerns over its carcinogenicity with long term use.

The supply of GoLean Detox capsules containing undisclosed sibutramine and phenolphthalein is illegal.

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

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 the US Food and Drug Administration, and was posted on the Drug Office website on 29 Jan 2019 and 26 Feb 2019.

Ends/ Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00

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