The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Tuesday against buying fake medicine as it noted the possible health risks.
Consumers should only buy medicine from FDA-licensed establishments, the regulator said in an advisory.
The FDA noted signs to look out for in some of the most common over-the-counter medicines to check whether these are real or fake:
1. Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan®) 500mg Tablet
2. Loperamide (Diatabs®) 2mg Capsule
3. Carbocisteine (Solmux®) 500mg Capsule
4. Phenylephrine HCl / Chlorphenamine Maleate / Paracetamol (Neozep® Forte) 10mg/2mg/500mg Tablet
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