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Cofepris warned about a hoax product against diabetes

Cofepris alerted about a hoax product that promises false benefits to combat diabetes (Twitter @COFEPRIS)
Cofepris alerted about a hoax product that promises false benefits to combat diabetes (Twitter @COFEPRIS)

The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (cofepris) warned about the health risk which represents a product that promises therapeutic and rehabilitative properties against diabetes. Is about Biaditwhich is marketed as nutritional supplement.

According to the health authority, This hoax product has not been endorsed as safe and effective in the treatment of this disease. Cofepris does not know the concentrations, sanitary conditions, raw materials, manufacturing process and storage.

“Therapeutic and rehabilitative properties against diabetes are attributed to it without having studies that guarantee quality, safety and efficacy for the treatment of this chronic-degenerative disease,” he reported.

Biadit is marketed as a food supplement, a type of product that should not be taken as a medicine (File)
Biadit is marketed as a food supplement, a type of product that should not be taken as a medicine (File)

Far from having beneficial properties for health, This product may contain elements that, in combination with some medicines, may be toxic..

“Deception products like Biadit they usually contain ingredients of natural or synthetic origin in different proportions that, combined, can have harmful side effects or interact negatively with drugs that are being consumed, ”the commission explained in a statement.

Apart from the fact that there is no evidence that Biadit useful in the fight against diabetes, its consumption is risky since, according to its label, it is a nutritional supplement but contains elements that should not be used in this type of productaccording to the Herbalist Pharmacopoeia of the United Mexican States (FHEUM).

“The ingredients declared on the label of this misleading product, such as gymnema and chromethey should not be used for the preparation of food supplements, ”the agency detailed.

Even if Biadit If it were a food supplement, it would not be used to combat diabetes, since the objective of this class of product is to “increase the total dietary intake, complement it or replace any of its components, but they are not a medicine.”

All of the above Biadit It violates the General Health Law and its commercialization is prohibited, be it on the Internet or in both fixed and mobile establishments. To report points of sale and web pages or on social networks where it is offered, you can call the telephone number 800 033 5050.

Cofepris has not only recently warned about deceitful products. has also detected pirated and illegal drugs. At the end of December 2022, he published a list of seven drugs that have been counterfeited:

buscopan (hyoscine/metamizole sodium) in 10mg/250mg presentation. The fake batches are BMXA001 and BMXA002.

Neo-Melumbrin with pharmaceutical formulation of 500mg. Lot B264718 and B204718 of this product have not been recognized by Sanofi.

Cofepris detected 7 counterfeit medicines (Cofepris)
Cofepris detected 7 counterfeit medicines (Cofepris)

Primoteston testosterone depot250 mg/ml solution for injection. The XB30PFV lot, printed on the box in addition to the X30PVF that is on the vial, reveal that it is a forgery.

Rivotril (Clonazepam) in 2.5mg/ml solution presentation. It has a false transparent security seal, with dark gray contour figures; RJ0594 nomenclature and expiration date December 2022.

stomach hygia. The fake batch is 011150 and has an expiration date of March 2025

novovartalon of 1500mg/15mg. Lots 1219046, 03891, 03105 and 05309 present irregularities.

inhepar of 5000UI/ml, 10 ml.

Pirate medicines and prohibited drugs in Mexico (Photo: Courtesy / Cofepris)
Pirate medicines and prohibited drugs in Mexico (Photo: Courtesy / Cofepris)

To avoid consuming pirated versions of these medications, Cofepris urged to review the lot, which is the main indicator to determine if it has validity. Other factors to take into account are security, expiration and presentation sealsthe latter may show discrepancies with the original product.

In addition, Cofepris warned that Regonat (regorafenib)a unauthorized medication in Mexicois sold illegally in Mexican territory.

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