Public Advisory on Use of Specific Health Products
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Press Release-Belize Press Office, June 24th-
The Ministry of Health has received a public notification from the Unites States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization, on health products that consumers are advised NOT to purchase.
Consumers are advised not to purchase or use the following products that are promoted and sold for weight loss on websites or in retail stores: Dr. Ming’s Chinese Capsule, 7 Days Herbal Slim, Sliming Diet Berry Plus, Asset Extreme, SlimEasy Herbs Capsule and Meizitang Citrus. FDA Laboratory confirms that these products contain Sibutramine, a controlled substance removed from the market for safety reasons in October 2010.
In addition, consumers are advised to not purchase or use the following products promoted and sold for sexual enhancement: CONTROL All Natural Sexual Enhancement and Best Whips. According to the FDA, these products contain the undeclared ingredients Sulfoaildenafil and Dimenthylsildenafil. These ingredients may interact with nitrates found in medications prescribed specifically to men suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease.
The Ministry of Health reiterates the advice to the general public refrain from purchasing or using the products outlined above. These products may interact in life threatening ways with other medications.
Consumers who are using the products should end use immediately and dispose them.
Users who have experienced any negative side effects of these products should consult a health care professional as
soon as possible.
‘A Health and Wellness Message from your Ministry of Health.’
For more information visit the United States Food and Drug Administration website:
www.fda.gov or the Ministry of Health website: http://health.gov.bz/www/generalhealth/