Chinese Sports Injuries Pill (Zhong Guo Die Da Wan)

Recall - potential for adverse events related to aristolochic acid

4 January 2017

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Beijing Tong Ren Tang Australia, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling one batch of its Chinese Sports Injuries Pill (Zhong Guo Die Da Wan).

TGA testing of products from batch number 12010460 has detected very low levels of aristolochic acid.

There is no established safe exposure level to aristolochic acids.

Chinese sports injuries pill packet front view
The front of a pack of Chinese Sports Injuries Pill (Zhong Guo Die Da Wan).

Chinese sports injuries pill packet back view
The back of a pack of Chinese Sports Injuries Pill (Zhong Guo Die Da Wan) with the batch number outlined.

Information for consumers

If you or someone you provide care for takes Chinese Sports Injuries Pill (Zhong Guo Die Da Wan), please be aware of this issue.

Check the batch number displayed on the bottom right-hand side label of the bottle to see if it is from batch number 12010460.

If it is, do not take it. 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 or contact Beijing Tong Ren Tang Australia by phone on 1300 287 828 or email info@tongrentang.com.au.

Information for health professionals

Please be aware of the above issue and advise patients regarding alternative treatment options if they seek advice.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, contact Beijing Tong Ren Tang Australia by phone on 1300 287 828 or email info@tongrentang.com.au.

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.