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Posted October 02, 2023

Dangerous Ingredients Found in Ten Arthritis and Pain Supplements

On September 29, 2023, the FDA warned consumers that the following arthritis and pain management products contain undeclared drugs such as diclofenac, methocarbamol (a muscle relaxant), and dexamethasone (a corticosteroid), and/or other potentially harmful ingredients. Use the links below for more information about each product.

Undeclared drugs and other ingredients in these products can cause adverse effects such as low blood pressure, sedation and dizziness, infections, increased blood sugar, bone damage, and psychiatric problems. Consumers who have been taking these products should consult with their healthcare provider before discontinuing, as suddenly stopping corticosteroids after long-term use can result in withdrawal syndrome.

Consumers and healthcare providers can report any adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Program.

See ConsumerLab’s Review of Joint Health Supplements for more information about related products.

Also see ConsumerLab’s article about supplements promoted to help with arthritis.

For more information, use the link below.

Tainted Arthritis | Pain Products

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