June 14, 2012
While more and more Americans are attempting to live a healthier, more eco-friendly lifestyle by using natural products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that just because a product claims to be natural, doesn’t necessarily mean it is.
Take, for instance, a press release issued by the agency in response to its findings that Reumofan Plus, a product marketed as a dietary supplement that can be used to treat pain symptoms and other conditions, may actually contain several synthetic ingredients that are not printed on the label.
Chemical analysis of the product has found it may contain Diclofenac Sodium, an anti-inflammatory that’s known to cause heart attack and strokes, as well as gastrointestinal bleeding, ulceration, and perforation. Reumofan Plus may also contain Methocarbamol, which can cause impaired behavior.
The medication has led to multiple complaints of:
- liver problems,
- inability to control glucose levels,
- adrenal suppression,
- weight gain,
- and leg cramps.
Continued use of this product could result in numerous other Harrisburg Drug Injuries.
The FDA has asked that anyone taking Reumofan Plus consult with a physician immediately before continuing use of this product. In addition, anyone experiencing adverse effects from using Reumofan is encouraged to report the occurrence to the FDA.
The Harrisburg personal injury lawyers with Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers may be able to help you if you have been injured by taking an improperly labeled product. Contact us today to discuss your case by calling (717) 888-8888.