Reumofan Plus is touted as an all-natural dietary supplement that is administered in the treatment of arthritis, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bone cancer, and other conditions. However, a lab analysis conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the presence of three undisclosed and potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients in Reumofan Plus tablets. Subsequently, the FDA has received dozens of additional adverse event reports, including death and stroke, associated with the use of Reumofan Plus.
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Reumofan Plus Lawsuit Overview
Reumofan Plus tablets are manufactured in Mexico by Riger Naturals and sold in the U.S. in some retail outlets, at flea markets, and on various popular Internet sites. Selling for approximately $25 a bottle, Reumofan Plus is a dietary supplement that is intended to relieve joint and muscle pain caused by adverse bone conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and bone cancer.
Unfortunately, however, a recent FDA lab analysis of Reumofan Plus tablets revealed the presence of at least three undisclosed active pharmaceutical ingredients. Ongoing FDA laboratory analyses of Reumofan Plus found that it contains the following prescription drug ingredients:
- Diclofenac Sodium
These hidden drug ingredients in Reumofan Plus may interact with other medications and result in serious adverse events. The FDA has already received dozens of adverse event reports, including death and stroke, associated with the use of Reumofan Plus. Therefore, patients receiving Reumofan Plus treatment may be at an increased risk of suffering from these catastrophic incidents. Due to the rate and severity in which these complications may occur, Riger Naturals may become the subject of a large Reumofan Plus lawsuit.
Reumofan Plus Side Effects
Reumofan Plus lawsuits are currently evaluating the link between this dietary supplement and the development of the following side effects:
- Liver injury
- Severe bleeding
- Sudden worsening of glucose (sugar) control
- Weight gain
- Leg cramps
- Withdrawal syndrome
- adrenal suppression
Reumofan Plus Stroke Risk
For reasons that remain unknown to medical professionals, Reumofan Plus may interfere with the supply of nutrients to the brain. The lack of blood and oxygen to the brain may result in a stroke. If the brain is deprived of these nutrients and oxygen for too long, brain cells will begin to die at a rapid pace.
There are two types of stroke, the first of which is known as an ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes occur when blood vessels that supply blood to the brain are blocked by a clot. The resulting obstacle prevents the brain from receiving the nutrients it needs to function. A hemorrhagic stroke, otherwise synonymous with a brain aneurysm, occurs when a blood vessel in part of the brain becomes weak and bursts open, causing blood to leak into the brain. The obstacle provided by the burst vessel proves insufficient in facilitating the entire brain with oxygenated blood.
Strokes may result in both temporary and permanent disabilities, depending on how long the brain was without oxygen and how many subsequent brain cells were lost. Complications of a stroke may include:
- Loss of muscle movement
- Difficulty talking
- Memory loss
- Severe pain
- Changes in behavior
FDA Reumofan Plus Warning
In a recent FDA News Release, officials at the regulatory agency issued a new warning to consumers about the potential health risks of Reumofan Plus. The dietary supplement is marketed for the treatment of pain caused by adverse bone conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and bone cancer. However, Reumofan Plus contains several potentially harmful active pharmaceutical ingredients that are not listed on the product labels. The FDA has received dozens of additional adverse event reports, including death and stroke, associated with the use of Reumofan Plus since the agency issued its first warning about the product on June 1, 2012. The hidden drug ingredients in Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium may interact with other medications and result in serious adverse events. Also Included in the News Release were similar warnings and precautions pertaining to Reumofan Plus Premium.
Reumofan Plus Recall
According to a Drug Safety Announcement issued by the FDA on August 24, 2012, Samantha Lynn Inc. is voluntarily recalling Reumofan Plus Tablets to the consumer level due to findings of undeclared drug ingredients. A previous FDA lab analysis of Reumofan Plus manufacturing facilities found the product to contain trace amounts of methocarbamol, dexamethasone, and diclofenac. Unknowingly taking these approved pharmaceutical ingredients could result in life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylaxis and could cause a temporary and reversible increase in CNS depression.
The affected Reumofan Plus lots may include the following lot number(s): 99515ex0916 and expires: 2016. The product is marketed in a green bottle containing 30 lavender round tablets and is distributed nationwide via the internet.
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