ALL lots of Himalayan Pain Relief Tea packets are being recalled.
The Ministry of Health via its Chemistry, Food and Drug Division (CFDD) advised of the recall on Saturday in a media release.
The recall, issued by WS Global, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, is due to the presence of undeclared drug ingredients, Diclofenac and Dexamethasone. The product is used as tea and is packaged in a light-yellow box containing six tea packets, printed with the barcode 0841920015.
According to the release issued by WS Global, INC Brooklyn, NY, the product was distributed through Amazon (internet) and online only.
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (commonly referred to as NSAIDs). This hidden drug ingredient may interact with other medications and significantly increase the risk of adverse events, particularly when consumers use multiple NSAID-containing products.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid, commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions. The undeclared dexamethasone in Himalayan Pain Relief Tea may cause serious side effects when combined with other medications.
The Ministry of Health stated, “Out of an abundance of caution, the Ministry advises persons who may be in possession of the recalled product to discontinue use immediately and to return the product to the place of purchase where possible.”
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Office of the Director of the Chemistry, Food and Drug Division at 217-4664 ext 13101 or via email at email@example.com
The ministry stated that it will continue to monitor the situation and advise the population as necessary.