Friday, 17 August 2018

Warning: Slimming products Body Slim Herbal, Sparkle Twins contain banned substance

Slimming products Body Slim Herbal (left) and Sparkle Twins (right). (Photos: Health Sciences Authority)

Body Slim Herbal and Sparkle Twins - have been found to contain the banned substance sibutramine, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Thursday (Aug 16).

Both products were sold on various online platforms, said HSA, adding that those who have bought the products should stop taking them immediately.

Sibutramine has been banned in Singapore since 2010 as it is linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. It can cause breathing difficulties, palpitations and hallucinations.

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