PRA Statement on UA Block

The Philippine Rheumatology Association warns the public against the use of UA Block, an unregistered herbal supplement for arthritis. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (Ph FDA), through advisory no. 2015-035, has declared this drug to be potentially dangerous to health. Rheumatologists have observed serious medical complications which may be associated with this product among some patients.

UA Block

Selling of this product is in direct violation of the Food and Drug Administration Act on 2009 (Republic Act No. 9711). To ensure public safety, we call on everyone to remain vigilant and report establishments selling these products to report@fda.gov.ph or (02) 807-8275.

Link to Philippine FDA Advisory No 2015-035 here.

Published by Phil Rheuma

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3 thoughts on “PRA Statement on UA Block

  1. UA Block is rampant in Lazada and Shopee because it can really reduce pain and swelling in just few hours..i have tried it, thought severe effect is drowsiness blurry vision.. It helps a lot to relieve painf Gouty attack.. Now FDA is saying not recomended on what reason, pls elaborate further. And why It is rampantly being Sold online where seller can easily be identified why they just ignore and not act about it..or it is just again money talk that is why it is not approved. They should specifically say what is the reason why it is not approved for the citizenry to know the real effect.

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    1. I think your concern should be directed to the FDA for proper advise on why their regulatory office has released the advisory. But for us rheumatologists, the concern is really much on the uncertainty of the products undisclosed contents which may cause problems in the long run. It may be effective based on your experience but we are unsure how safe it is. If it were, it would have passed through the proper channels in getting a certificate of product registration (CPR) which all legitimate medicines possess.

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