Health Canada Advises Not To Use Homoeopathy Arthrit Indica Tablet

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Health Canada is advising consumers not to use 3rd Generation In Homoeopathy Arthrit Indica Tablet due to concerns about possible side-effects.

Product label promotes use for "intense joint pain."

Arthrit Indica Tablets contain nimesulide, a pharmaceutical ingredient that is not authorized for sale in Canada. Nimesulide has been withdrawn from the market in several countries due to an association with liver damage.


Possible Side-Effects

Use of nimesulide has been associated with liver damage.

These products are not authorized for sale in Canada and have not been found in the Canadian marketplace, but it is possible they may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

Canadians who have this product are advised not to use it, and should consult with a health care professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of this product.

Drugs and natural health products that are authorized for sale in Canada will have either 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.