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Dietary Supplements Get Recalled, Unapproved Drug Found in Product

Post On 06-26-2014

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement sold nationwide has been recalled over the presence of certain drugs that were initially approved by the FDA but are now not approved for sale in the country.

All bottles with the UPC code 753950001183 have been recalled, the FDA reported. According tot he official release, the bottles of the Red Yeast Rice dietary supplements were found to contain undeclared locastatin, which is a drug that could pose certain risks to consumers, especially pregnant women and patients with a history of liver complications and consumers. Other patients could also be exposed to an increased risk of muscle injury.

The product was produced by Doctor’s Best and according to the firm, while the ingredient known as lovastatin is not an approved drug by the FDA and it could pose risks to consumers, no reports of illnesses or adverse reactions linked to the product have been registered with the company. If you have been affected, you’re urged to discontinue the consumption. Take the rest of the pills to the place of purchase as soon as possible.

Click here for the full recall announcement released earlier by the Food and Drug Administration and make sure to avoid any possible risk by not waiting to return the product.