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Fake drug prompts TGA warning

 Posted 2 April 2024 AM

A purportedly compounded version of Novo Nordisk's blockbuster weight loss drug semaglutide has allegedly resulted in the hospitalisation of a patient with peripheral neuropathy, prompting the TGA to issue an 'extreme caution' warning to consumers.

The regulator tested the product labelled Semaglutide 2.64mg/mL, L-carnitine 100mg/mL B12 .05mg/mL solution for SC injection 3 and found the vials contain ten times the amount of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) labelled and the content of L-carnitine, was estimated at 0.5-0.7mg/mL, well below the labelled 100mg/mL.

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