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Posted August 22, 2012
FDA Warns of Life-Threatening Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms from Two Arthritis, Muscle Pain Supplements
Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium are manufactured in Mexico by Riger Naturals and may be labeled in Spanish or English. These products were marketed as dietary supplements for arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle pain, bone cancer and other conditions and were sold in the U.S. at flea markets, retail outlets and online.
Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium were found to contain diclofenac sodium, a prescription anti-inflammatory drug that can increase the risk of cardiovascular events and gastrointestinal bleeding, and methocarbamol, a prescription muscle relaxant that can cause dizziness, low blood pressure and sedation. Reumofan Plus was also found to contain dexamethasone, a prescription corticosteroid. Dexamethasone can cause increased blood sugar, changes in blood pressure and an increased risk of infection. Sudden discontinuation of this drug can cause withdrawal syndrome and adrenal gland suppression, which can be fatal.
The undeclared drugs in these products may not be safe to take with other, prescribed medications, and could result in a dangerous drug interaction.
The FDA first issued a warning about Reumofan Plus on June 1, 2012, which ConsumerLab.com reported here. For more information about the FDA’s warning, use the link below: