Majestic African Mango capsules pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Majestic African Mango capsules and found that:
Majestic African Mango capsules and packaging.
- the capsules contain the undeclared substances sibutramine and phenolphthalein.
- 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 It was withdrawn in October 2010 after a study showed an increased risk of major cardiac events.
- phenolphthalein is a prescription-only substance previously marketed as an oral laxative, withdrawn from sale from many markets in the late 1990’s due to concerns over its carcinogenicity with long term use.
The supply of Majestic African Mango capsules containing undisclosed sibutramine and phenolphthalein is illegal.
Majestic African Mango 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 may have bought the product online.
If you are worried about counterfeit medicines or medical devices, and want to report an issue, you can report the matter to the TGA on 1800 020 653 or at [email protected].