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Singapore: HSA Alert: Serifa Beauty Solidmolid and LKS Coffee sold online found to contain banned substance, causing adverse effects
 
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting members of the public not to purchase or consume Serifa Beauty Solidmolid and LKS Coffee as they have been tested to contain a banned substance, sibutramine, which can pose serious health risks.

HSA was alerted to the sale of Serifa Beauty Solidmolid and LKS Coffee by consumers who experienced adverse effects. One consumer experienced rapid heartbeat after taking Serifa Beauty Solidmolid. Other consumers who took LKS Coffee experienced sudden weight loss and loss of appetite. Both products were sold on e-commerce platforms and social media platforms.

HSA’s tests revealed that the products contained sibutramine, which used to be a prescription medicine for weight loss but has been banned in Singapore since 2010 due to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Other serious adverse effects reported by consumers who took products adulterated with sibutramine include insomnia, hallucinations and hearing voices.

Both Serifa Beauty Solidmolid and LKS Coffee were marketed as slimming products containing natural ingredients. Serifa Beauty Solidmolid was marketed to “burn fats up to 10X” while LKS Coffee was marketed to be able to “accelerate fat burning”, “promote metabolism” and “achieve the perfect slimming effect”.

Please refer to the following website in HSA for details: http://www.hsa.gov.sg/announcements/press-release/hsa-alert-'serifa-beauty-solidmolid'-and-'lks-coffee'-sold-online-found-to-contain-banned-substance-causing-adverse-effects

In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products.

Ends/Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00
 
 
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