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22 Nov 2005

Reductil
Hi there. Is there an alternative to Reductil? an otc version. I have heard about a brand called Zotrim which is sold in the UK but cannot find it in SA?

PLease advise.

Thanks
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Cathy
Many drugs are sold under different brand names in different countries. So the Zotrim may just be the name used in the UK, whereas in SA the product is called Reductil. Check if the chemical compound in the medications are the same, e.g. sibutramine, if so, then there is no difference except for the name. However, Reductil is a schedule 5 drug which means that it can under no circumstances be sold without a dor's prescription.
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DietDoc
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