Health Canada Warns Against Meiti Xing

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Health Canada Warns Against Meiti Xing
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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

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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.

Possible Side-Effects

Unsupervised use of sibutramine may cause headaches, increased heart rate and blood pressure, chest pain and stroke.

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