27 Jun '11, 7am

HSA warns against eating two health products

HSA warns against eating two health products

SINGAPORE: The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned the public against taking two health products sold as traditional Chinese medicines, after three elderly women developed adverse reactions to them. HSA said the two products - Rem Sem Tu Chon Chin Kuo Pill and Huo Li Bao - were found to contain undeclared potent Western medicines. The products are bought overseas and not available for sale in the local retail outlets. Ren Sem Tu Chon Chin Kuo Pill was found to contain dexamethasone and chlorpheniramine while Huo Li Bao was found to contain piroxicam, chlorpheniramine and frusemide. Two women, aged 50 and 80 years, suffered adverse effects after consuming Ren Sem Tu Chon Chin Kuo Pill, a product packaged in yellow labelled box containing round black pills. They experienced significant weight gain, swelling of lower limbs, muscle aches, increased urination and excessi...

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