FDA Announces Dietary Supplement Recall

Post On 11-17-2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to cover all recalls issued by drug makers as well as the recalls issued by the federal agency itself.

The year of 2014 has been particularly difficult for automakers, but it has also been a tough year for drug makers due to the record-breaking number of recalls these companies have been issuing.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Chaotic Labz has issued a recall that affects bottles of certain dietary products that have been sold nationwide at Nutritional Supplement Retail Outlets and via online stores. The official recall announcement states that the bottles of Mayhem dietary supplement developed to consumers looking for bodybuilding supplements may have been produced with at least two ingredients that have not been approved by the FDA due to the drugs’ tie to some potential health consequences.

The official announcement issued by the FDA states that the dietary supplements contain undeclared cyproheptadine, which is a prescription antihistamine usually used in the treatment of certain seasonal allergies, and dexamethasone, a prescription corticosteroid that is oftentimes used to treat inflammatory conditions.

Both drugs have not been approved by the federal agency due to the drugs links to potential adverse reactions that could cause the patient to lose his or her ability to fight infections. Among many potential side effects, one of these drugs could cause patients to experience high blood levels. If taken for a long period of time or at high dosages, corticosteroids could cause the adrenal gland to be suddenly suppressed, which could lead to a possibly harsh series of withdrawal symptoms once the consumer decides to stop using the dietary supplement.

Consumers who may end up taking these supplements along other medications could also experience serious side effects. To prevent any kind of serious consequences related to the undeclared ingredients in the Mayhem bottles, Chaotic Labz decided to issue the recall promptly. The affected units can be identified by the lot #CLM061114 or by the expiration date of 06/2016.

If you have a bottle of the Mayhem, Appetite for Construction dietary bottles, the company should soon be contacting you to make sure that the bottles in your possession are returned to the manufacturer as soon as possible so that the items do not pose any serious risk to your health.

The FDA wants to hear any reports coming from consumers who have experienced adverse reactions linked to the dietary supplements. If you have any further questions regarding these dietary products, you may follow this link to read the full recall report.