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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

Australia: Safety advisory: Mang Luk Power Slim capsules contain the undeclared substance sibutramine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Mang Luk Power Slim capsules and found that the capsules contain the undeclared substance sibutramine. Consumers are advised sibutramine is a prescription-only substance in Australia (which was the active ingredient in Reductil). It was withdrawn in Oct 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events.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. 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 the US Food and Drug Administration, and was posted on the Drug Office website on 28 Jul 2016.

Ends/Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00