Majestic slimming capsules pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested Majestic slimming capsules and found that:
it contains the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine - despite the product label claim that it is made of herbal ingredients and contains no medicines.
consumers are advised that sibutramine is a prescription-only medicine (which was the active ingredient in Reductil). It was withdrawn in October 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events.
it also contains the undeclared substance phenolphthalein which was previously used as an oral laxative, but is no longer available in Australia due to serious safety concerns associated with its long term use.
The supply of Majestic slimming capsules is illegal.
Majestic slimming 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 Majestic slimming capsules and discard any remaining capsules.
If you have any concerns arising from your use of this product, consult your health care practitioner.
Action the TGA is taking
The TGA is working with Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (Customs) to help stop future shipments of Majestic slimming capsules from entering Australia.
If these capsules are found at the border by Customs they will be seized and destroyed.
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