Warning! These slimming medicines are banned in Dubai
The municipality has urged the public not to rely upon unapproved products.
Dubai - The municipality urges the public to report banned slimming products.
The Dubai Municipality has issued a warning against using 15 slimming medicines which have been confiscated from the market for containing harmful ingredients.
The municipality has urged the public not to rely upon unapproved products and not to lend ears to false and exaggerated promises like '100% herbal' and 'quick weight loss'.
The department has also warned the public not to fall prey to online cheats and tele-marketing gimmicks.
The UAE health authorities follow the warning updates issued by the world health agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency.
Recently, a report carried by the WHO stated that about 90 per cent of the drugs sold online are adulterated and fake. Moreover, the bodies and persons that are promoting those drugs are often outside the country.
The health ministry and concerned entities in UAE place drug safety as a top priority and take a series of precautionary measures regarding that.
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The authorities have warned of buying food supplements, especially those promoting slimming and arousing men's stamina from products of unknown sources.
The ministry has also advised people wanting to buy food supplements to get them from approved pharmacies and health centres after consulting the treating doctors or the pharmacist.
Reporting banned products
The municipality urges the public to report banned slimming products. The public has been urged to inform the civic body by calling on 800900 if any such activity is found.
Here is the list of banned slimming medicines by Dubai Municipality:
Super slimming herb - Contain Sibutramine
La'Trim Plus - Contain Sibutramine
Ultimate Body Tox PRO - Contain Sibutramine
Super Herbs - Contain Sibutramine, Desmethylsibutramine and Phenolpthalein
ABX Weight Loss - Contain Sibutramine
Skinny Bee Diet - Contain Sibutramine
Pink Bikini - Contain Sibutramine and Phenolpthalein
Shorts on the Beach - Contain Sibutramine and Phenolpthalein
Eradicate Capsules - Contain Sibutramine and Desmethylsibutramine
Step 2 - Contain Sibutramine
Xerophagy Capsules - Contain Sibutramine
Dynamizm Capsules - Contain Sibutramine
X-treme Beauty - Contain Sibutramine
Platinum Weight Loss Solution - Contain Sibutramine
Sibutramine is an active medicinal ingredient which being prohibited due to its serious side effects by leading to increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or stroke.
Phenolpthalein is an active medicinal ingredient used as laxative which being prohibited because of concerns of carcinogenicity
Source: Dubai Municipality
(With input taken from KT archives)
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