Hong Kong Department of Health urged not to take Vitamin C Ying Qiao Tablet(维C银翘片)

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Hong Kong Department of Health urged not to take compound Chinese-western drug- Vitamin C Ying Qiao Tablet(维C银翘片)

(Hong Kong) Department of Health on June 18 called on the public not to buy or use an oral product labeled as “Vitamin C Ying Qiao Tablet(维C银翘片)” because the product may contain a variety of unmarked and banned drug ingredients that may be hazardous to health.

HA’s test results show that the product contains unmarked ingredients and two banned drug ingredients, namely “phenacetin” and “aminopyrine.” However, the product ingredients marked on the bottle including “vitamin C”, “acetaminophen” and “chlorpheniramine maleate chlorine” had not been found in the test. Initial investigation following a case revealed that the patient purchased the product from the mainland of China and later suffered from rhabdomyolysis and hypokalemia. The Department of Health does not have imported for sale records and the record of application for drug registration of this product. DH’s investigation continues.

It is learned that Vitamin C Ying Qiao Tablet is compound Chinese-western drug consisting of 13 herbs: honeysuckle, forsythia, Nepeta, SSP, burdock, bellflower, peppermint oil, reed rhizome, light bamboo, licorice, vitamin C, chlorpheniramine maleate, acetaminophen. It is widely used in detoxification and to cure influenza caused fever, headache, cough, dry mouth and sore throat.

Source: Nandu Net

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