The Health Science Authority has warned the public against consuming two illegal weight loss products, namely the Nutri Drops Grapefruit Diet and Nutrex Research Adipodex. Nutri Drops Grapefruit Diet was marketed to contain all natural ingredients, but was found to have contained an undeclared illegal and dangerous chemical, sibutramine, which has been banned in Singapore since 2010. It was purchased from an online marketplace. Nutrex Research Adipodex on the other hand, also contained a potent ingredient that’s disallowed in Singapore, yohimbine. An individual who consumed it had to be hospitalized for acute kidney failure. With the influx of online shopping, especially in less-regulated channels, the sale of weight loss and other medical products are likely to have gone up. However, there is a need to be more prudent. You should only purchase medical products from sources you can trust.
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