May 17 2013
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UAE ministry bans sale of herbal supplement and stimulant
Two herbal products, Bulletproof and Vicerex, proven to pose possible health risks are withdrawn from the UAE market
The products are known as herbal preparations functioning respectively as a food supplement and stimulant for men, and appear on several websites in the UAE.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, both products contain 'fadalil', a chemical that may cause a sharp drop in blood pressure to a dangerous level, and could pose a significant threat to people with heart disease, diabetes or obesity and those taking medications containing nitrates.
The statement points out that that the products are not registered with the Registration and Management of Drug Control.
Food Control Authority and Dubai Municipality's Public Health Department.
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