Two traditional medicines unsafe to use


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  • Saturday, 16 Apr 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has issued a warning against the use of the unregistered Chinese traditional medicine Dong Mai Tan and Seven Leave Ginseng following complaints of liver failure and swollen face or “moon face”.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said tests found that both products contained dexamethasone, a potent type of corticosteroids (steroid medication) controlled under the Poisons Act 1952.

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