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Undeclared drug ingredient prompts dietary supplement recall

Posted on September 1, 2015 9:27 am under Product Liability

Novacare, LLC, has issued a nationwide consumer-level recall of 13 dietary supplements due to an undeclared drug ingredient that makes them unapproved new drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated on Monday, August 24.

Analysis made by the FDA showed that the affected dietary supplements contain salicylic acid, an ingredient that can be toxic when taken orally. Patients who swallowed salicylic acid may suffer from different adverse reactions, such as gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, hearing loss, compromised vision. Cerebral edema and cardiorespiratory arrest may also occur, among other fatal side effects.

Product names, UPC, and manufacturing dates are all detailed in the FDA report. Customers are advised to contact a healthcare professional for any signs and symptoms of toxicity.

Undeclared ingredients in drugs may cause you to suffer from adverse effects that may profoundly impact your health and wellbeing. Consult with our Appleton-based legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900 to learn more about taking legal action against a negligent pharmaceutical company.