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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

The United States: Public Notification: Supreme Slim 5.7 contains hidden drug ingredients phenolphthalein and sildenafil
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Supreme Slim 5.7, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various Web sites, including , and possibly in some retail stores.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Supreme Slim 5.7 contains phenolphthalein. Phenolphthalein is a chemical that is not an active ingredient in any approved drug in the United States. Studies have indicated that it may be associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Laboratory analysis also confirmed that Supreme Slim 5.7 contains sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details:

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

Ends/ Thursday, November 10, 2016
Issued at HKT 13:00