FDA issues 2nd warning on Reumofan tainted with prescription drugs

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 19, 2012 | 0 Comments


For the second time this year, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about the dietary supplement Reumofan Plus, which has caused bleeding, strokes and death among those who have taken the pills. The FDA said while the pills are being marketed as being a “natural” remedy for arthritis and muscle pain, Reumofan contains three prescription drug ingredients: dexamethasone, a corticosteroid; diclofenac sodium, an anti-inflammatory drug; and methocarbamol, a muscle relaxant.

Anyone who has taken Reumofan products is urged to consult a doctor immediately to safely discontinue use of the pills. The hidden drug ingredients in these pills could lead to serious, including life-threatening, consequences, the risks of which increase the longer the pills were taken. The FDA cautioned that immediately discontinuing use of the pills could also cause withdrawal side-effects or life-threatening adrenal suppression.

The FDA said it was continuing to investigate Reumofan, which is manufactured in Mexico by Riger Naturals.

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Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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