But in a couple of really scary cases recently, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in Singapore felt the need to warn the public not to purchase two Malaysian products in particular: Ausbee Australia Ausbee Herbal Powder Capsules and Shen Loon She Edoly Capsule.
These “medical” products are believed to provide pain relief. However, they are considered illegal in Singapore and contain undeclared prohibited Western medicinal ingredients, reported The Straits Times.
In one case, a 70-year-old woman was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Singapore after having used Ausbee Australia Ausbee Herbal Powder Capsules for two years straight to relieve her back pain and for general health.
She initially underwent surgery for a fracture but was admitted in March when she started having post-surgery issues.
HSA said that her life-threatening side effects were caused by the long usage of dexamethasone, a potent steroid present in the herbal powder capsule.
In addition to the steroid, the product is also mixed with antibiotics, a painkiller, and an anti-allergy drug which can cause serious adverse reactions and drug interactions, HSA added.
Life-threatening ingredients found in illegal products
Similarly, a Singaporean man in his 60s had been using Shen Loon She Edoly Capsule to relieve his joint pains for almost a decade.
Long-term use of the product led to him developing Cushing’s Syndrome. The condition caused by long-term consumption of steroids.
Some of his symptoms include skin thinning, large purplish skin bruises, high blood pressure, and blood glucose level. He is currently undergoing treatment for this.
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