SINGAPORE – The Well being Sciences Authority (HSA) lately issued a warning towards weight reduction product Nutriline Bluvelle, which incorporates the banned substance sibutramine.
Sibutramine, which was previously obtainable as a prescription-only weight reduction drug, has been withdrawn from Singapore since 2010, because of an elevated danger of heart assaults and strokes.
Listed here are seven different merchandise that have been flagged by HSA prior to now one yr:
1. ANYANG HERBAL PRODUCTS
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Marketed as weight loss products containing “100% natural elements”, Anyang Herbal Blue and Anyang Natural Purple actually have very excessive ranges of sibutramine.
Anyang Herbal Purple can also be discovered to include undeclared potent western medicines.
2. PHQ 1001 KHASIAT PENAWAR HERBA QASEH SERATA HERB
Bought on numerous social media platforms and abroad web sites, this product claims to be a standard herbal treatment for quite a lot of medical circumstances comparable to pain, impotence, kidney illnesses and stroke.
It initially seemed to deliver on its promise – a shopper in her 60s took the product for her knee ache and experienced speedy aid of the pain.
However she experienced speedy weight achieve and developed a puffy face after consuming it often for a couple of months. She was later recognized with diabetes and Cushing’s syndrome. Both circumstances have been probably the results of Dexamethasone, a potent steroid found within the product.
three. SD BIOLINE HIV AG/AB COMBO ASSAY
Nine numerous SD BIOLINE HIV Ag/Ab Combo Assay have been recalled by HSA in early June. These tons had decreased sensitivity, which HSA stated might end in false unfavorable HIV outcomes for individuals who have been examined through the early levels of an HIV an infection.
All 36 healthcare amenities provided with SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo Assay check kits have been directed by HSA to stop utilizing the them and to use different various speedy HIV check kits until additional discover. Clinics and hospitals have been also suggested to evaluation the HIV check outcomes of all individuals examined utilizing the affected tons and to carry out re-tests as mandatory.
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