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Singapore: HSA Alerts Public To Serious Adverse Reactions Caused By Illegal Health Products “Li Long Mei Guo Mo Bang”, “Africa Black Ant” and “Ginseng Tu Chong Wan Lin Heong”
HSA is alerting members of the public to three illegal products found containing potent western medicinal ingredients. Three consumers have fallen victim to these harmful products and one of them who suffered a life-threatening reaction has not recovered. The three products are “Li Long Mei Guo Mo Bang” and “Africa Black Ant” found to contain sildenafil; “Ginseng Tu Chong Wan Lin Heong” found to contain dexamethasone. Both “Li Long Mei Guo Mo Bang”and “Africa Black Ant” are promoted for sexual enhancement and members of the public are advised to stop using them immediately. For “Ginseng Tu Chong Wan Lin Heong” which is touted for the treatment of arthritis and joint pain, consumers are advised to consult a doctor immediately, particularly so if they have taken the product for more than a few weeks. Sudden discontinuation of the corticosteroid-containing product can cause serious withdrawal symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue, and confusion.

Please refer to the following website in HSA for details:

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

Ends/ Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Issued at HKT 20:00

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