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True or False (Swiss Whitening Pills)

06/24/2011

Question:

will the product swiss whitening pills really work or cause any health problems?

Answer:

Whitening pills are not regulated medications. The manufacturer does not have to perform controlled clinical studies, and the ingredients in these pills are not standardized. The manufacturers of these pills can make any claim they wish, label the medication with whatever ingredient list they wish, and claim they are effective and safe without having studies to prove their claims. Therefore, I cannot comment on their safety or if they work, nor do I recommend taking them.

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Response by:

Michael  Ganio, PharmD Michael Ganio, PharmD
Clinical Applications Pharmacist
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University