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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

 
The United States: Public Notification: Yanhee Slim contains hidden drug ingredient lorcaserin
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Yanhee Slim, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Yanhee Slim contains lorcaserin, a controlled substance and the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Belviq, used for chronic weight management in some overweight or obese adults. Lorcaserin may cause psychiatric disturbances and impairments in attention or memory. This product may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/../ucm432769.htm

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product. During previous market surveillance by the Drug office, product with the same name was found to contain undeclared medicine sibutramine, and the news was posted on the Drug Office on 4 April 2014. Members of the public are strongly urged not to buy products of unknown or doubtful composition, or consume products from unknown sources.


Ends/ Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Issued at HKT 13:00
 
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