Products containing sibutramine substance recalled

DUBAI — The UAE Ministry of Health (MoH) has issued a circular to the directors of medical districts, hospitals, public and private pharmacies to recall all products that contain sibutramine substance.

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Published: Sun 17 Oct 2010, 12:31 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Nov 2023, 9:20 AM

Dr Amin Al Amiri, Executive Director for Medical Practices and Licenses in the Ministry of Health said the order was issued according to the recommendations of the US Drug and Food Administration and European Association for Medicine, and the request of the manufacturing company and agent in the UAE. Sibutramine is used in combination with a reduced calorie diet and exercise to help people who are overweight to lose weight.

He stated that sibutramine substance was recalled from the markets immediately after the announcement of its clinical results that may cause heart attacks and cardiac arrests. All the products batches will be recalled from the hospitals in two weeks.




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