The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against the use of dietary supplements produced by Miss Slim
The agency gave the caution in a public alert issued by its Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye in Abuja on Tuesday.
It noted that the agency had been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that “Palisades Park, NJ, HIS is voluntarily recalling all lots and all presentations of the products due to the presence of undeclared Sibutramine in the product.
It said the presence of Sibutramine in Miss Slim renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy has not been established and therefore subject to a recall.
The statement further said the products containing Sibutramine pose a threat to consumers because it is known to substantially increase blood pressure.
It said Sibutramine may also present significant risk for patients with history of Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmia or Stroke.
NAFDAC, therefore, implored consumers to stop the purchase and use of dietary supplements produced by Miss Slim, adding that “members of the public in possession of the product are to handover to the nearest NAFDAC office.
The agency also called on patients to contact their physicians or healthcare providers if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using the product.