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Australia: Safety advisory: Zhong Hua Niu Bian tablets were found to contain undeclared chloramphenicol and sildenafil
 
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product Zhong Hua Niu Bian tablets and found that the tablets contain the undeclared antibiotic substance chloramphenicol and trace amount of the substance sildenafil. Consumers are advised that chloramphenicol (for oral use) and sildenafil are both prescription-only substances in Australia.

Zhong Hua Niu Bian tablets 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: http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/zhong-hua-niu-bian-tablets

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


Ends/ Thursday, February 11, 2016
Issued at HKT 13:00
 
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