Traditional Medicines And Cosmetic Products Containing
Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam wishes to inform the public that based
on the report from the Drug Control Authority, of the neighbouring country,
the following traditional medicines:
1) Kintop Capsules
manufactured by Nature’s Grace Medicine Sdn Bhd, Malaysia,was found to
contain Sibutramine; and
2) Qmax Capsules 350mg
manufactured by Orient Laboratories Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, was found to
contain Acetildenafil, a Sildenafil analogue.
is a slimming agent and long-term consumption may lead to high blood
pressure, heart palpitation and insomnia. This substance cannot be used in
individuals with a history of cerebrovascular disease or cardiovascular
disorders such cardiac arrythmias, heart failure, peripheral arterial
occlusive disease, coronary artery disease. It is also to be avoided by
individuals with severe hepatic or renal impairment.
is a drug
used in the treatment of impotency that can be harmful. The drug can
interact with other medicines resulting in serious adverse affects such as
the lowering of blood pressure if used together with some anti-hypertensive
drugs. Adverse effects may include headache, dizziness, dyspepsia, visual
disturbance, myocardial infarction, palpitations and death.
In addition, the Ministry of
Health was acknowledged that the following cosmetic products are banned in
neighboring countries and the public is advised not to purchase or use any
of these products.
A total of 5 cosmetic
products had been banned in a neighbouring country due to adulterations with
scheduled poisons and they are as follows:
Dewajah Night Cream,
manufactured by Sri Mutiara Kosmetik Trading, Malaysia is adulterated
Dr’s Seagar Skin Recon,
manufactured by Best World Lifestyle Sdn Bhd, Malaysia is adulterated by
Hydroquinone and Tretinoin.
, manufactured by Felisa Cosmetic Sdn Bhd, Malaysia is adulterated by
Natural Lightening Cream
, manufactured by Rawatan Kecantikan Ains, Selangor, Malaysia, is
adulterated by Hydroquinone.
Sri Mutiara Krim
manufactured by Sri Mutiara Kosmetik Trading, Johor, Malaysia, is
adulterated by Tretinoin.
is a poison which may only
be prescribed by a doctor. Use of this substance without the supervision of
a doctor may expose the individual to side-effect such as local irritations
including burning, erythemia, stinging, pruritis, dry or peeling skin and
is a poison, which may
only be prescribed by a doctor. The harm that may arise from the use of
this substance without the supervision of a doctor are such as skin
irritation, reddening and burning of the skin, nephropathy, leukaemia and
All these affected products
contain substances which are controlled under the Poisons Act (Chapter 114)
and it is an offence to import, sell or offer for sale any product
containing poisons without a license issued by the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry would like to
remind the public that it is an offence under Poison Act 1956 to sell any
product containing any substance controlled under the Poisons Act and the
penalty for such an offence, upon conviction is a fine of $8000.00 or
imprisonment of 6 months.
Members of the public who
have the affected products are advised to destroy or surrender them to the
Pharmacy Enforcement Section, Block 2G, 8th Floor, BSB Health
Centre in Jalan Ong Sum Ping, Bandar Seri Begawan. For further information
on this matter, please call the Pharmacy Enforcement Section at 2230036.
Date: 23 Zulkaedah / 14