The TGA has warned consumers not to take Ja Dera Max+ tablets, which contain undeclared lignocaine
According to the TGA, its investigations show that a number of people may have bought the pills, which are touted as a weight loss supplement, online.
It tested the product and found the undeclared substance lignocaine/lidocaine, which is scheduled Prescription Only and widely used as an anaesthetic and antiarrhythmic medicine.
Supply of Ja Dera Max+ capsules is illegal and people who have purchased the product are being told to stop taking them and return any unused capsules to their pharmacy for safe disposal.
They are also being asked to consult their health care practitioners should they have any concerns stemming from their use of the drug.
The TGA also warns that a similar counterfeit product, Ja Dera 100% Weight Loss Supplement capsules, also contain undeclared pharmaceuticals.
TGA advises that it is working with the Australian Border Force to stop future shipments of Ja Dera Max+ and renewed calls to Australians not to purchase medicines from unknown overseas Internet sites.