Sanovera Starter capsules pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested Sanovera Starter capsules and found that:
it contains the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine.
consumers are advised that sibutramine is a prescription-only substance (which was the active ingredient in Reductil). It was withdrawn in October 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events.
The supply of Sanovera Starter capsules is illegal.
Sanovera Starter 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 people in Australia may have bought the product online.
Information for consumers
Stop taking Sanovera Starter 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.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.