Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting public to two products – Seifa Beauty Solidmolid and LKS Coffee – that can pose serious health risks if consumed.
Both products have been tested to contain sibutramine, which used to be a prescription medicine for weight loss but has been banned in Singapore since 2010 due to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, reported by CNA.
Both of the products are available on e-commerce and social media platforms such as Shopee, Carousell, Facebook and Instagram. Both of them claimed containing natural ingredients.
Serifa Beauty Solidmolid, hot chocolate drink with Guarana and Garcinia Extract was marketed to “burn fats up to 10X”. One consumer experienced rapid heartbeat after taking it.
While LKS Coffee was marketed to be able to “accelerate fat burning”, “promote metabolism” and “achieve the perfect slimming effect”. Consumers who took it experienced sudden weight loss and loss of appetite.
According to Oriental Daily, other serious adverse effects reported by consumers who took products with sibutramine include insomnia, hallucinations and hearing voices.
HSA has issued warnings to the sellers and directed the respective website administrators to take down the affected listings.
Consumers are advised to stop taking these two products immediately and see a doctor if they feel unwell or are concerned about their health.