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Public Alert No: 0023/2018 – Ban Of Weight-Loss Supplements Containing Sibutramine In United Arab Emirates


August 10, 2018,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been notified that the United Arab Emirates authorities on 7th May 2018 banned weight-loss supplements containing Sibutramine, an appetite suppressant used to treat obesity. The decision to ban products containing sibutramine was sequel to the outcome of an investigation which revealed that Sibutramine, a substance in weight-loss supplements increases the risk of heart attack and strokes.

Many countries, including Australia, Canada, China, European Union (EU), India, Mexico, Thailand, United Kingdom (UK), and United States (US) have banned the use of supplements containing Sibutramine.

The affected products are:-

  1. Dilla Diet pills
  2. Biotech Fat Attack capsules
  3. Phil Diet Regimen
  4. Cani slim
  5. Perfect slim
  6. Slim Perfect legs
  7. 7 day slim
  8. Cani Cap Arm slim
  9. Cani Slim balance

These products are not registered by NAFDAC. All importers are strongly advised to desist from importing these products into Nigeria. The members of the public are advised to stop the administration and use of the products.

Anybody in possession of the weight-loss supplement containing Sibutramine should submit to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Consumers are encouraged to report all adverse events resulting from the use of these products to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL FREE from all networks) or via Pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng

NAFDAC………Safeguarding the health of the Nation!!!

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