"The Secret Fat Burner"- Red Alert!

One of the latest products that has gone viral on social media is "The Secret Fat Burner." This is a highly dangerous substance! Numerous patients have been reported with symptoms of an overactive thyroid due to this substance being consumed.

SEMDSA has taken the liberty of having this trendy product tested by an accredited laboratory and it was found that the following substances were found:

1. Hydrochlorothiazide

2. Sibutramine

3. Levothryroxine (T4)

4. Triiodothyronine (T3)

These substances are not listed on the packaging of the product or the inner leaflet. Patients who have taken this widely available product has shown signs of:

1. Palpitations

2. Anxiety

3. Heat intolerance

4. Aggravation of hypertension and cardiac complications (atrial fibrillation and cardiac failure)

If the product is stopped then the thyroid should function normally within a few weeks. Cardiac complications could need further treatment by a specialist.

If you have been offered this product by a healthcare practitioner, please contact the HPCSA with immediate effect as this is an unlawful happening. If a loved one, colleague or peer is using this product then do not hesitate to inform them of the danger that this product holds.They should immediately consult with their healthcare provider, regardless of the period of time they have consumed the tablets. Refer non-believers to this blog post or have them contact SEMDSA at www.semdsa.org.za.

We urge our Facebook and Instagram subscribers to share this article to educate the public on this hazardous product; as it has callous consequences to one's health. If you see this product doing the rounds on social media (as it fervently has been doing this past week) be sure to report it by Direct Messaging one of our social accounts. We can contact the relevant medical establishments and authorities from there on.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Be safe and spread the word!

The CEMMS Waterfall City Team

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