SINGAPORE: The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned the public against consuming three tainted health products bought overseas, after patients suffered serious adverse reactions linked to the products.
The products are Ginseng Baji Gu Ci Wan, Tu Chong Ginseng Wan Le Seang and X—Tract Nature.
HSA said these products, obtained from overseas, contain undeclared medicinal ingredients.
They are not approved by HSA and are sold under the guise of herbal or traditional medicines to relieve pain and gout.
Two patients suffered serious adverse reactions after taking the products.
One consumed Ginseng Baji Gu Ci Wan, while the other consumed Tu Chong Ginseng Wan Le Seang.
A third patient experienced rapid relief of her migraine symptoms after consuming X—Tract Nature, which led the doctor to suspect possible adulteration of the product.
From Wednesday, HSA will be carrying out advertisements in local papers, over the radio, and online and mobile platforms to educate the public on the dangers of buying medicines from dubious sources, as part of its ongoing campaign efforts.
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