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Diet Supplement OxyElite Pro Recalled After Being Linked to Liver Failure, Death

OxyElite Pro, a diet supplement marketed for weight loss and muscle growth, has been recalled after being linked to acute liver failure and cases of hepatitis.

Courtesy FDA
Courtesy FDA

OxyElite Pro, a diet supplement marketed for weight loss and muscle growth, has been recalled after being linked to acute liver failure and cases of hepatitis, the Food and Drud Administration said in a news release.

The FDA reports that the supplement caused one death and several patients required liver transplants.

The FDA is advising people to immediately stop using OxyElite Pro and another supplement, VERSA-1, which are both manufactured by the same company. VERSA-1 has also been linked to health problems.

If you experience problems after taking OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1, report them online or call 1-800-332-1088 and request a complaint form.

The company that makes OxyElite Pro will destroy the remaining supply of supplements under supervision from the FDA.

Learn more about the recall and the health risks.


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Greg Lachaga November 20, 2013 at 02:33 PM
This is a pretty scary subject! When did normal exercise take a back seat to chemical alternatives. We need to think people.
Marilyn Leonard November 20, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Not all of life's problems can be solved with a pill! Be careful, folks. These things are not well regulated.
Jeanne Rajabzadeh November 21, 2013 at 09:17 AM
These type of supplements are not regulated by the FDA. Who really knows what is in these pills? Best not to take them at all.

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