U.S. FDA warns of hidden drug ingredients in certain supplements products – Reuters.com

REUTERS/Andrew KellyRegister now for FREE unrestricted access to Reuters.comRegisterApril 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday asked individuals to not buy or utilize particular dietary supplement products sold with variations of the names Artri or Ortiga as they might contain some potentially damaging active ingredients not discussed on their labels.The company said its laboratory analyses exposed some of the items include dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac sodium and methocarbamol, which is a muscle relaxant.The products are marketed to deal with arthritis, muscle discomfort and other conditions and are offered online and in some retail stores, the company said. The FDA stated it found the hidden drug components in Artri Ajo King, Artri King, Ortiga Mas Ajo Rey and Ortiga Mas Ajo Rey Extra Forte products.Register now for FREE endless access to Reuters.comRegisterThe FDA in January had initially released an alerting about Artri Ajo King, asking consumers not to acquire the item offered for joint pain and arthritis on different sites, consisting of Amazon.com (AMZN.O). The Artri King items are made by supplements maker NaturaMex.Dexamethasone could trigger major negative events including infections and raised sugar levels while diclofenac sodium might lead to heart attack and stroke or intestinal damage, the FDA warned on Wednesday.

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