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Injectable gluta ‘di aprubado ng FDA – DOH

MANILA, Philippines – Nilinaw ng Department of Health (DOH) nitong Sabado, Pebrero 24 na walang inaaprubahan na kahit anong injectable products sa pagpapaputi ng balat, kabilang ang glutathione, ang Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Sa pahayag, bagamat ginagamit ang injectable glutathione sa cisplatin chemotherapy, wala pang clinical trials sa paggamit nito sa pagpapaputi ng balat.

“DOH categorically states that there are no published clinical trials that have evaluated the use of injectable glutathione for skin lightening. There are also no published guidelines for appropriate dosing regimens and duration of treatment,” saad sa pahayag ng DOH.

“Injectable glutathione is approved by FDA Philippines as an adjunct treatment in cisplatin chemotherapy. The FDA has not approved any injectable products for skin lightening,” dagdag pa ng ahensya.

Noong Enero, nagbigay na rin ng kaparehong babala si Health Secretary Teodoro “Ted” Herbosa na walang inaaprubahan ang FDA sa paggamit ng naturang clinical product para sa cosmetic purposes.

“Once the FDA has approved a prescription drug for entry into the Philippine market, neither the DOH itself nor the FDA can regulate the practice of doctors who will be prescribing those drugs for their patients. Physicians are authorized by their license to practice medicine granted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC),” pagpapatuloy ng DOH.

Inabisuhan na rin nito ang publiko lalo na ang mga nakagamit ng injectable glutathione na agad magtungo sa ospital kung makaranas ng side effects.

“If you experience any side effects due to the use of any drug, including injectable glutathione, seek medical attention immediately and report it to FDA at [email protected] or via online reporting through our website: www.fda.gov.ph. You may also call the Center for Drug Regulation and Research at telephone number (02) 8809-5596.”

Samantala, hinimok din ng DOH ang publiko na kumonsulta sa mga abogado ang mga taong nabigyan ng maling prescription ng injectable glutathione.

“For the next steps to take should you think that injectable glutathione was wrongly prescribed for you by a physician, please consult a practicing lawyer or the Public Attorney’s Office for legal advice on matters such as medical negligence and what may be done in the interest of justice.” RNT/JGC

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