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NAFDAC cautions consumers on dietary product

By Aderogba George

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) urged consumers to stop using Miss Slim dietary supplements.

The agency issued the warning in a public alert with the number 032/2021, issued by the chief executive, Professor Moji Adeyeye in Abuja on Tuesday.

He noted that the agency had been advised by the United States Food and Drug Administration that “Palisades Park, NJ, HIS is voluntarily recalling all lots and all product presentations.

“Palisades Park HIS has issued this voluntary recall of Miss Slim 10 and 30 capsule capsules due to undeclared sibutramine in the product.

“The presence of sibutramine in Miss Slim makes it an unapproved drug for which the safety and efficacy have not been established and therefore subject to a recall.

“Products containing sibutramine pose a threat to consumers because it is known to dramatically increase blood pressure.

“Sibutramine may also pose a significant risk to patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia or stroke.

“The product is sold online at missslimusa.com,” the alert revealed.

NAFDAC therefore implored consumers to stop buying and using Miss Slim, adding that “members of the public in possession of the product should turn it over to the nearest NAFDAC office.”

The agency also called on patients to contact their doctor or health care provider if they have encountered any problems that may be related to the use of the product.

He encouraged healthcare professionals, consumers and patients to report any adverse events related to the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The public is also advised to make their report via the electronic notification platforms available on the NAFDAC website or via the Med-safety application available for download from the Android and IOS stores.

Source: NAN

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