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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

Australia: Safety advisory: Best Slim capsules contain undeclared prescription substance sibutramine
TGA has tested Best Slim capsules and found that it contains the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine despite the product label claim that it is 100% natural and contains no medicines. Sibutramine is a prescription-only medicine and was withdrawn in October 2010 in Australia after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events. The product label states the contents are Best Slim pills, but the products are actually soft gelatine capsules and green in colour. Consumers are advised to stop taking Best Slim capsules, take any remaining capsules to local pharmacy for safe disposal, and consult healthcare practitioner if they have any concerns arising from their 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/ Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:00