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Singapore: HSA Alert: Two Slimming products 'Li Da' and 'Chapter Plus' Sold Online Found to Contain Banned Substance Sibutramine
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting members of the public not to purchase or consume two slimming products ‘Li Da Weight Loss Capsule (‘Li Da’)’ and ‘Chapter Plus By BackSlim (‘Chapter Plus’)’ as they contain an undeclared and banned substance, sibutramine, which poses serious health risks. HSA had tested both products and found them to contain sibutramine. Both products were found to be sold on various local online platforms. The preliminary investigations showed that a number of people may have bought the products online.

Sibutramine has been withdrawn in Singapore since 2010 due to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. In recent years, HSA has detected several slimming products adulterated with sibutramine. These have caused serious adverse effects in our consumers, including breathing difficulties, palpitations, mood swings, hallucinations and hearing of voices.

Please refer to the following website in Singapore Health Science Authority for details:

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

Ends/ Saturday, July 21, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:00
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