Consumers and health professionals are advised that Trueway International, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling all batches of Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste 130 g. This product is also being withdrawn from the Australian market and will no longer be available.
Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste is marketed as a herbal medicine that enhances oral health.
It has been identified that Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste 130 g contains comfrey, an ingredient that is included in Schedule 10 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons because it is considered a substance ‘of such danger to health as to warrant prohibition of sale, supply and use’.
Comfrey contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are toxic substances that have been associated with liver damage and other health hazards.
If you have any unused Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste 130 g, stop using it immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, talk to your health professional.
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