12 Oct '11, 9am

HSA warns public to stop taking 4 illegal products

HSA warns public to stop taking 4 illegal products

ATHRI-Eze, Sear Heang Tienchi Tu Chung Wan. -- PHOTO: HSA By Poon Chian Hui At least three people have fallen ill after taking four illegal health products that are sold as traditional Chinese and Malay medicines to treat pain and aches. They are ATHRI-Eze, Sear-Heang Tienchi Tu Chung Wan, Cap Wijaya Kusuma (An Ki It) and Wiku Jahe Kencur (Akur Mujarab). The latter two are marketed as traditional Malay medicine. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned on Wednesday that people should avoid these products as they contain strong Western ingredients that can lead to detrimental side effects. Related Links Refer to the PDF link for a detailed description of the symptoms and side effects for each product. One elderly man was hospitalised after suffering from dizziness and low blood pressure. The man, who is in his 70s, have been taking the two Malay medicines, which are meant...

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