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Canada: Recall of Rapidcuts "Shredded" capsules due to undeclared prescription drug
Health Canada is advising Canadians that Healthy Body Services Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of two lots of Allmax-brand “Rapidcuts Shredded” capsules (NPN 80041658) because the product contains a prescription drug (yohimbine hydrochloride) not listed on the label. The affected products are bottles of 90 capsules with lot number G4016A (Exp: Jun 2019) and bottles of 45 capsules with lot number G4016 (Exp: Jun 2019). The product is promoted as a work-out stimulant and fat-burner, and is sold at various retail outlets across Canada.

Yohimbine is a prescription drug and should be used only under the supervision of a healthcare professional. The use of drugs containing yohimbine (either as yohimbine hydrochloride or yohimbe bark extract) may result in serious adverse reactions, particularly in people with high blood pressure, or heart, kidney or liver disease. Side effects associated with yohimbine include increased blood pressure and heart rate, anxiety, dizziness, tremors, headache, nausea and sleep disorders. It should not be used by children, or pregnant or nursing women.

Taking a prescription drug unknowingly and without the supervision of a healthcare professional can pose serious health risks. Consumers are advised to stop using this product, consult with their doctor if they have used this product and have health concerns.

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

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

Ends/ Monday, September 19, 2016
Issued at HKT 14:30
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