UAE Ministry calls for immediate withdrawal of six over-the-counter drugs

The products contain undisclosed substances which may cause an acute drop in blood pressure and are dangerous for heart and diabetes patients, the ministry said.

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DUBAI // The Ministry of Health has issued a warning and called for the immediate withdrawal of six over-the-counter drugs which they say contain ingredients that could lead to health issues for diabetics and overweight people.

The products contain undisclosed substances which may cause an acute drop in blood pressure and are dangerous for heart and diabetes patients, the ministry said.

Also at risk are overweight people, particularly those using medicines containing nitrate.

The ministry issued the circulars following advice from the US Food and Drug Administration who warned against the products, which include food supplements and libido boosters.

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