Herbal hair tonic withdrawn over liver concerns

Onset of problems started within two months of taking the herbal medicine, says TGA

A Chinese herbal medicine, taken as capsules to encourage hair growth, has been withdrawn from sale because of a risk of liver injury, the TGA has advised. 

Bald head

The company, Global Therapeutics, is recalling its Fusion Hair Tonic and Oriental Botanicals Hairpro capsules following a safety investigation by the TGA. 

The regulator has received 15 reports since 2014 of liver-related adverse events associated with the products, taken to promote hair growth and health. 

These include six cases with markers of severe liver injury,