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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

Canada: Foreign Product Alerts: Super Fat Burner capsules, Maxi Gold capsules and Esmeralda softgels - contain undeclared drug substances sibutramine and phenolphthalein
Super Fat Burner capsules, Maxi Gold Capsules and Esmeralda softgels are products promoted for weight loss and they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Sibutramine was previously used to treat obesity but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because of its association with an increased risk of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attack and stroke. Phenolphthalein was previously used as a laxative but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Consumers who have these products are advised not to use them, and should consult with a healthcare professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of these products.

Please refer to the following website in Health Canada for details:

In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products. Related news has been released by the US FDA, and was posted on the Drug Office website on 26 March 2014.

Ends/ Thursday, July 17, 2014
Issued at HKT 13:00
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