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Nite Rider capsules

Safety advisory

8 July 2013

Nite Rider capsules pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested Nite Rider capsules and found that:

  • they contain the undeclared prescription substance yohimbine, despite the product label claim that it is 100% Natural
  • consumers are advised that yohimbine is a prescription-only substance, and a prohibited import under Customs law. There are currently no products included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) containing the substance yohimbine.
  • as the product contains an undeclared prescription substance, it is considered to be a risk to people consuming it without medical supervision.

The supply of Nite Rider capsules is illegal. Nite rider capsules (external package view, front)

Nite Rider capsules have not been assessed by the TGA for quality, safety or efficacy as required under Australian legislation, and the place of manufacture is not approved by the TGA.

TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia have bought the product online.

Information for consumers

  • Stop taking Nite Rider capsules and take any remaining capsules to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.
  • If you have any concerns arising from your use of this product, consult your health care practitioner.

Action the TGA is taking

Nite rider capsules (external package view, back)

The TGA is working with Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (Customs) to help stop future shipments of Nite Rider capsules from entering Australia.

If these capsules are found at the border by Customs they will be seized and destroyed.

The TGA is advising consumers to exercise extreme caution when purchasing medicines from unknown overseas Internet sites. Products purchased over the Internet:

  • may contain undisclosed and potentially harmful ingredients
  • may not meet the same standards of quality, safety and efficacy as those approved by the TGA for supply in Australia.

Report counterfeit medicines and medical devices

If you are worried about counterfeit medicines or medical devices, and want to report an issue, you can report the matter to the TGA:

Phone: 1800 020 653
Online: Report a perceived breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act or questionable practices relating to therapeutic products