Five in Singapore taken ill after consuming fruit juice containing steroids

Five patients, including a child, have developed serious steroid-induced side effects after consuming fruit juice that contain potent medicinal ingredients.

In an advisory, Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned members of the public against purchasing or consuming two fruit juices: ‘Jus Al Sunnah Gold 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’ and ‘Jus Al Sunnah 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’. 

The patients suffered from illnesses such as Cushing’s syndrome and uncontrolled diabetes after taking the fruit juice.

‘Jus Al Sunnah Gold 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’. Photo courtesy: HSA
‘Jus Al Sunnah Gold 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’. Photo courtesy: HSA
‘Jus Al Sunnah 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif. Photo courtesy: HSA
‘Jus Al Sunnah 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif. Photo courtesy: HSA

HSA also advised anyone who have taken ‘Jus Al Sunnah Gold 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’ or ‘Jus Al Sunnah 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’ to consult a doctor, as the products have been tested to contain potent steroids.

Photo courtesy: HSA
Photo courtesy: HSA

Sudden discontinuation of steroids without proper medical supervision can cause serious withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, confusion and low blood pressure. This is especially when these products have been taken for more than a few weeks.

Sellers are also ordered to stop selling ‘Jus Al Sunnah Gold 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’ and ‘Jus Al Sunnah 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’ immediately.

Author
CtoI News Desk
CtoI News Desk – CtoI

Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indian Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK and Dubai. Connected to India covers developments around Indians abroad, informing, engaging and entertaining its audiences.

Comments
Poll

What is your reaction to the Netflix reality show Indian Matchmaking?

  • Love it - Can't wait for Season 2
  • Hate it - Can't tolerate even one episode
  • It's like looking in the mirror- warts and all
  • I cringe but just can't stop watching
  • I am neutral, no strong feelings
Answer
Write your story

Contribute an Article

Learn more