FDA Warning: Reumofan Supplements Contain Risky Drugs

FDA Warning: Reumofan Supplements Contain Risky Drugs

August 24th, 2012 // 11:12 pm @

Consumers searching for a miracle cure for the aches and pains of arthritis should beware: The FDA has issued a new warning about the potential health risks of Reumofan and Reumofan Plus, two products marketed as natural dietary supplements for treating arthritis, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bone cancer, and other conditions.

The FDA said it found both supplements contain several potentially dangerous ingredients that are not listed on the label. Since the first warning was issued in June, consumers have begun to speak up.

“The FDA has received dozens of additional adverse event reports, including death and stroke, associated with the use of Reumofan Plus,” said Sarah Clark-Lynn, an FDA spokesperson. “Other reports include liver injury, severe bleeding, sudden worsening of glucose (sugar) control, weight gain, swelling, leg cramps and withdrawal syndrome, and adrenal suppression.”

Hidden Dangers

FDA lab analysis of the products revealed the presence of several prescription drugs that are linked to serious side effects, the agency said.

Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions, can weaken the immune system, elevate blood sugar levels and increase the risk of bone and muscle injuries. It’s also been associated with psychiatric problems.


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