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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

 
The United States: Public Notification: Adipessum Miracle Slimming Capsules contain hidden drug ingredient fluoxetine
 
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Adipessum Miracle Slimming Capsules, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Adipessum Miracle Slimming Capsules contain fluoxetine. Fluoxetine is an FDA-approved drug in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) used for treating depression, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The use of SSRIs has been associated with serious side effects including suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures. In patients on other medications for common conditions (aspirin, ibuprofen, or drugs for depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, blood clots, chemotherapy, heart conditions, and psychosis), ventricular arrhythmia or sudden death can occur.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/../ucm585949.htm

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

Ends/Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:00
 
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