Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste

Recall – may contain an ingredient that is a danger to your health

5 September 2017

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Trueway International, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling all batches of Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste 130 g. This product is also being withdrawn from the Australian market and will no longer be available.

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Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste is marketed as a herbal medicine that enhances oral health.

It has been identified that Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste 130 g contains comfrey, an ingredient that is included in Schedule 10 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons because it is considered a substance ‘of such danger to health as to warrant prohibition of sale, supply and use’.

Comfrey contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are toxic substances that have been associated with liver damage and other health hazards.

Information for consumers

If you have any unused Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste 130 g, stop using it immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, talk to your health professional.

Information for health professionals

Please be aware of this issue and advise patients accordingly if they seek advice.

Reporting problems

Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medicines or vaccines. Your report will contribute to the TGA's monitoring of these products.

The TGA cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medicine or vaccine.