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Australia: Safety advisory: Grease Discharging Machine Capsules contain undeclared prescription substance sibutramine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested Grease Discharging Machine Capsules and found that it contains the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine, despite the product label claim that it is natural and contains no medicines. Sibutramine was withdrawn in October 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events. The level of sibutramine found in these capsules is well above the previously allowable prescription levels. It also contains trace elements of the undeclared substance sildenafil which is a prescription-only substance. A trace amount of the toxic plant-derived compound, beta Asarone was also identified. This compound has toxic and carcinogenic properties. Consumers are advised to stop taking Grease Discharging Machine Capsules and take any remaining capsules to their local pharmacy for safe disposal, and consult their healthcare practitioner if they have any concerns arising from their 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.

Ends/ Thursday, January 02, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:30