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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

The United Kingdom: Paiyouji Plus - Fast Acting Slimming Tea found to contain potentially dangerous undeclared pharmaceuticals sibutramine and phenolphthalein
Following MHRA's original safety alert dated 6 Oct 2010 the Agency has received a further complaint about a product called 'Paiyouji Plus - Fast Acting Slimming Tea'. This product has been tested by the Agency and, as in the case of other Paiyouji products, found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein. The MHRA is warning people not to use these products due to the possible side-effects. Sibutramine was previously used to treat obesity but no longer licensed due to 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 authorised for sale in the UK as it may cause cancer. MHRA strongly urges people not to take any slimming medicines or products bought online without consulting with a pharmacist or doctor as they risk being supplied with medicines that are not safe or not suitable for them to use.

Please refer to the following website in MHRA for details:

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

Ends/ Thursday, March 1, 2012
Issued at HKT 12:30
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