National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has pleaded with consumers to stop using Miss Slim dietary supplement products.
In a public alert with number 032/2021, released by the Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye the agency warned consumers in Abuja on Tuesday.
It stated that the agency had been updated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that “Palisades Park, NJ, HIS is voluntarily recalling all lots and all presentations of the products.
“Palisades Park HIS issued this voluntary recall of Miss Slim of both 10 count and 30 count capsules due to the presence of undeclared Sibutramine in the product.
“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.
“Products containing Sibutramine pose a threat to consumers because it is known to substantially increase blood pressure.
“Sibutramine may also present a significant risk for patients with a history of Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmia or Stroke.
“The product is sold online at missslimusa.com,” the alert disclosed.
However, NAFDAC, pleaded to consumers to stop the purchase and use of Miss Slim, adding that “members of the public in possession of the product are to hand over to the nearest NAFDAC office.”
Also, the agency called on patients to contact their physicians or healthcare providers if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using the product.
Meanwhile, healthcare professionals, consumers and patients are encouraged to report any unfavorable events related to the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office.
Agency also encouraged the public to report any adverse effect to NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLLS FREE from all networks) or via email@example.com.