Health Ministry bans sale of Clemira Care Cream

The Health Ministry has banned the sale of Clemira Care Cream as it was found to contain the toxin miconazole, which should only be used according to doctors’ instructions. – MOH Facebook pic, May 25, 2023.

A COSMETIC product, Clemira Care Cream, found to contain the toxin miconazole, has been revoked and is no longer allowed to be sold in Malaysia, said Health director-general Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan. 

In a statement today, he said that products containing miconazole must be registered with the Drug Control Authority and can only be used with the advice of health professionals. 

“Sellers and distributors of the product should stop selling and distributing it immediately. Any further sales are subjected to a violation under the Drugs and Cosmetics Control Regulations 1984,” he said. 

Individuals caught doing so face a fine of up to RM25,000 or imprisonment for up to three years or both for the first offence and a maximum fine of RM50,000 or imprisonment for up to five years or both for subsequent offences. 

Companies that commit the offence can be fined up to RM50,000 for the first offence and up to RM100,000 for subsequent offences.  

“Those using the affected products are advised to immediately stop using them and seek the advice of a health professional if they experience any discomfort or adverse effects,” he added. – Bernama, May 25, 2023.

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