Regarded as an upgrade to its predecessor, Reumofan Plus, Reumofan Plus Premium is intended to provide 24 hour joint and muscle pain relief for those suffering from degenerative bone conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Unfortunately, however, a lab analysis conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the presence of two undisclosed and potentially dangerous pharmaceutical ingredients in the dietary supplements. Patients using Reumofan Plus Premium in conjunction with certain medications may significantly increase their risk of experiencing an adverse health event such as a stroke.
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Reumofan Plus Premium Lawsuit Overview
Reumofan Plus Premium was developed by Riger Naturals, an independent dietary supplement manufacturer based out of Mexico. According to an online distributer, Reumofan USA, “Reumofan Plus [Premium] is a 100% natural product that is used to treat join and muscle related pains. It is a combination of ingredients found in Mexican herbalary and countries like Cuba and India. Reumofan plus is most effective in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, knee, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist pain, tendonitis, osteoporosis, heel, and spur pain. Not only does Reumofan Plus help with these conditions, but it also maintains and repairs various body tissues.”
Unfortunately, however, a recent FDA lab analysis of Reumofan Plus Premium tablets revealed the presence of at least two undisclosed active pharmaceutical ingredients. Therefore, discrediting it as a dietary supplement and from being 100% natural. The inclusion of undisclosed active pharmaceutical ingredients is not only a violation of federal law, but may also serve as the catalyst for a large Reumofan Plus Premium lawsuit. Ongoing FDA laboratory analyses of Reumofan Plus Premium found that it contains trace amounts of both diclofenac sodium and methocarbamol, each of which have already been approved as active pharmaceutical ingredients.
These hidden drug ingredients in Reumofan Plus Premium 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 Premium. Therefore, patients receiving Reumofan Plus Premium treatment may be at an increased risk of suffering from these catastrophic incidents.
Reumofan Plus Premium Side Effects
Reumofan Plus Premium 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 Premium Stroke Risk
For reasons that remain unknown to medical professionals, Reumofan Plus Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium. According to the release, Reumofan Plus Premium contains several potentially harmful active pharmaceutical ingredients that are not listed on the product labels. Dozens of adverse health events have been reported to the regulatory agency, 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 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.
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