The TGA has warned that counterfeit versions of Clomid and Tamoxifen tablets have been purchased by Australians online
According to the TGA, a product labelled “Clomid tablets” contains the substance clomiphene at a strength lower than that described on the bottle.
The tablets are not related to the approved medicine Clomiphene Citrate.
TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia may have bought the product online.
In addition, “Tamo 20” tablets have also been purchased by Australians online.
While its label lists the ingredient “Tamoxifen Citrate”, Tamo 20 tablets are not related to the approved medicine Tamoxifen Citrate.
These tablets have also been found to contain tamoxifen at a strength lower than that described on the bottle.
The TGA advises consumers to stop taking any Clomid tablets purchased online, or any Tamo 20 tablets, and return any remaining capsules to their local pharmacy for safe disposal.
It also reminds consumers that products purchased over the Internet may contain undisclosed and potentially harmful ingredients; and may not meet the same standards of quality, safety and efficacy as those approved by the TGA for supply in Australia.
“Supply of these tablets is illegal as they are considered to be counterfeit,” says the TGA.