Unauthorized Kwan Loong Medicated Oil May Cause Adverse Health Effects

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Unauthorized Kwan Loong Medicated Oil May Cause Adverse Health Effects
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Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the unauthorized product, Kwan Loong Medicated Oil, as it contains chloroform. Sale of chloroform for human use is prohibited under the Food and Drug Regulations.

Skin contact should be avoided as chloroform can cause irritation, burns, and can also penetrate the skin and produce toxic side effects similar to those produced by inhalation (i.e. anesthesia). Consumers who use this product with the application of external heat, such as an electric heating pad, are at an increased risk of excessive skin irritation or burn and toxic side effects. This product also contains methyl salicylate and should not be used by consumers who are allergic to salicylates or by those taking anticoagulant medications.

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Kwan Loong Medicated Oil is manufactured by How Par Healthcare Ltd., Singapore, and was imported by Golden Mountain Ginseng Products Ltd. and distributed by Splendid Trading Ltd. Burnaby, B.C.

The product was sold in a Montreal retail store between 2006 and 2007. The retailer has voluntarily removed remaining stock from their shelves. Health Canada is taking steps to confirm that the product has been removed from the Canadian market.

Consumers are advised to immediately discontinue use of Kwan Loong Medicated Oil and consult their health care professional if they have related health concerns. The product should be kept out of reach of children and returned to the point of purchase or the manufacturer for safe disposal.

Kwan Loong Medicated Oil is not authorized for sale in Canada. Drugs and natural health products that are authorized for sale in Canada will have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label. These numbers indicate that the products have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality.

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Comments

What a load of rubbish. I have used this oil since 1980 when I lived and worked in Hong Kong. My children, friends, and my family have all ued it without any side effects. It is marvelous stuff. Wonder if any of the Big Pharms are involved in this scare tatic?
This stuff is pure magic and works so well for so many things. All I know is if anyone even have one of this bottle in their medicine cabinets they wouldnt have to buy any more headache meds, cold flu meds, arthisthis meds, muscles relaxer meds, joint or pain reliever meds, ankle sprain neds or wraps. Even pepto bismol and menstrual cramps meds will forever be the thing of the past!! Ive been using this since i was a child and most asian families have this n for the 34 yr I've been living never once have I heard this stuff does any harm to ANY ONE!! the only thing that could possibly goes wrong is not washing your hands after applying the oil and then rubs ur eyes. It will burn but who would be dumb enuff to rubbin ur eyes with hot sauce or salt ?
There are two types out there that are similar. One is just called Kwan Loong Oil, and the one they are warning about is called medicated Kwan Loong Oil. The bottle has a smaller opening at the top . The original has a bigger opening.
SORRY CANNOT AGREE with this post been using this product for the past 12 years for my migraines and its a relief like no other, its better than any drug I have to take internally and when the migraines are very very bad I rub my temples and behind my neck go to sleep and wake up refresh ITS THAT GOOD so to think person would condemn this its baffling.
Is it possible that you have a different brand. I know some manufactures in China use inferior materials. What brand are you using?
I have several serious illnesses including cancer, severe fibromyalgia, degeneration in my shoulders and knees, migraines, osteoarthritis, etc.... I take various muscle relaxers, pain meds and use a number of apparatuses. When my pain is so bad that I'm aching all over I use Kwan LOONG Oil on the trigger spots. It's the only thing that takes my pain to a tolerable lever. Within 5-10 minutes I start to feel relief. I sure hope this notice isn't true! Please keep me informed so I can make a choice.
All I can say is this loong oil is a great comfort. It takes away head aches, muscles aches, and stuffiness. I have used it for four years' one of the best things to use, How unsafe can it be? I am sure it's not as harmful as the perscribed medicines with all their side affects.
I have used this for over 25 yrs. It was given to me by a massage therapist friend from Switzerland for my migraines. It's the best thing I have ever used for a bad neck and back, not to mention sinus infections. It's not like you use lots of it. Usually 2 or 3 drops is enough for my sacrum area of my back. I'm allergic to everything and this has never bothered me. When I look at the side effects of the drugs on the market, I sit and laugh at the idiocy of it. I took a migraine headache medication that was prescribed and I ended up in the ER. The vasodilation in it worked in reverse and closed vessels down instead of opening them up. I can't even take tylenol!!! I'm sure there are people who could have an allergy to one of the ingredients but I'll take this over what most pharmaceutical companies produce.
I have used this for over 25 yrs. It was given to me by a massage therapist friend from Switzerland for my migraines. It's the best thing I have ever used for a bad neck and back, not to mention sinus infections. It's not like you use lots of it. Usually 2 or 3 drops is enough for my sacrum area of my back. I'm allergic to everything and this has never bothered me. When I look at the side effects of the drugs on the market, I sit and laugh at the idiocy of it. I took a migraine headache medication that was prescribed and I ended up in the ER. The vasodilation in it worked in reverse and closed vessels down instead of opening them up. I can't even take tylenol!!! I'm sure there are people who could have an allergy to one of the ingredients but I'll take this over what most pharmaceutical companies produce.
I have been using Kwan Loong oil for over 30 years. It is amazing. I have used to to treat cuts, aches and pains, and have even bought it for other people, who always ask me where they can buy it for themselves... unless you have used it yourself, and know wonderful benefits, it's difficult to convince other people of its healing power....hope they NEVER take it off the market...
I also disagree with this post. I had never used it in my life. It took it from my mothers medicine cabinet as she told me to use for my sore muscles. I had never felt such an instant relief in my body before. Love this stuff. Will keep it well stocked in my cabinet, and my mothers of course.
I've been using this oil for a while, its an amazing fix for joint and muscle pain. You can probably still buy it online.