Enforcement | 31/08/2023

The BASG warns against the products „StartLife StartDetox Mixed Herbal Powder“, „StartLife Coffee Life“, „StartLife Hagebuttenkräutertee“ and „StartLife Zitronenkräutertee“ due to the non-declaration of the ingredient sibutramine. The marketing authorisations for medicinal products containing sibutramine have been withdrawn in Austria due to safety concerns, mainly due to an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke.

Importing these illegal drugs from abroad is a punishable offence.

If you have any information regarding these or similar, possibly illegal products, please report it directly to the Enforcement Section of the Federal Office for Safety in Health Care at

Safety warnings Link Suspension of marketing authorization for Reductil and Sibutramin Teva
Further information Link EMA's information of "Sibutramine"

Further inquiry note