Health Canada Warns Against Meiti Xing
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Hanguo shoushen yihao due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Hanguo shoushen yihao (meiti xing) is promoted for weight loss.
Reason for Warning
The Hong Kong Department of Health has warned against the use of Hanguo shoushen yihao (meiti xing) because it was found to contain the undeclared pharmaceutical ingredient sibutramine.
Sibutramine is a prescription drug used in the treatment of obesity and it should only be used under the supervision of a health care professional.
Unsupervised use of sibutramine may cause headaches, increased heart rate and blood pressure, chest pain and stroke.