Dubai issues public warning over 5 weightloss drugs

May 1, 2014 11:43 am

Dubai municipality has warned the public against five weight loss drugs, which have been confiscated from the market for containing harmful ingredients, Khaleej Times has reported. The health supplements, which are Paiyoji Plus, Natural Max, Japan Rapid Weight Loss, Super Slim and Celerite Slimming Capsules, contain banned chemicals including Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein as ingredients, according to the Consumer Product Safety Section at the Public Health and Safety Department at the civic body. Consumers of these medicines are prone to side effects such as high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats, the department said.