2,600 Suspected Adulterated Products Monitored by Abu Dhabi Health, Warning Issued on Dietary Supplement

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi has warned against the use of a food supplement adulterated with chemicals called (Monster Rabbit Honey). While the department monitored inside and outside the country more than 1,280 adulterated products claiming to be a treatment for impotence, noting that the number of adulterated products used for bodybuilding reached 226 products, 240 cosmetic products and 542 adulterated weight loss products, most of which contain the banned substance sibutramine or salicylic acid, to Along with 317 different products.

The department renewed its warnings against the indiscriminate use of medicines and nutritional supplements, as they can cause serious health problems, and that the consumer may believe that food supplement products are safe and natural, but he is not aware of the potential harmful effects associated with their use, especially when their use is associated with the use of other medicines, in addition to the existence of Some adulterated products that pose a danger when used by the public and have been warned against their use by local and international health institutions.

The Department of Health has prepared awareness materials in an attempt to increase public awareness of medicines and nutritional supplements, and to warn against indiscriminate use of them, and to clarify health problems that may result from misuse or the use of adulterated products.

The department stated, in a circular to pharmacies, that the results of the department’s laboratory analyzes of samples of the product proved that it contained sildenafil and tadalafil, which were not disclosed among the product’s medicinal components, which are only dispensed with a medical prescription approved according to the laws of the country.

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The Department of Health indicated that this product was found in some pharmacies in Abu Dhabi. Accordingly, the Department warned against the use and circulation of this product and called on pharmacies to identify and quarantine this product and report any complaints related to the quality of any product that carries medical claims or side effects resulting from its use.

The Department of Health also warned against the use of another adulterated food supplement called “King Mood honey sachets”. Its use and marketing of all its batches is suspended because it contains undeclared Tadalafil. However, this product was found in some pharmacies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. According to the laws and regulations in force in the country, products that contain this substance can only be dispensed with a medical prescription and registered with the Ministry of Health and Community Protection.

It called on the supplier to stop marketing and selling all batches of this product in Abu Dhabi markets and in all pharmacies, and to stop selling the adulterated product and return it to the supplier.

The Department of Health also warned against the use of “Strong SX”, “Just for Man”, “Cupid Buteco”, “Kamagra Oral Jelly” and Erzi capsules adulterated with sildenafil.

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