The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has notified the public of the withdrawal of some weight-loss products sold online which has been proved to contain harmful substances.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control stated that it received information that the Health Sciences Authority in Singapore has withdrawn three weight loss supplements being marketed on electronic-commerce platforms.
According to NAFDAC, the supplements Clinic K and RO Slim Booster both contain sibutramine, a substance that has the capability to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, Rozell Detox contains a potent laxative sennoside.
The three products are sold on the following online platforms like Shopee, Carousell and Qoo10, and and also sold on Facebook and Instagram.
NAFDAC has therefore urged healthcare providers, consumers and those who distribute, import etc, medicines to be cautious and vigilant of the supplements.
NAFDAC stated that members of the public should be cautious of health products that carry exaggerated claims of delivering unexpectedly quick and visible results and consumers should desist from buying health products from unrecognized sources.
NAFDAC has in view of this charged healthcare professionals and consumers to report adverse effects as a result of the use of the products, at the nearest NAFDAC office or through firstname.lastname@example.org or via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform on www.nafdac.gov.ng.
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