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Since using anabolic steroid-containing products may cause acute liver injury, kidney failure, blood clots, high cholesterol, and other serious long-term consequences in women, men and children, this alert should be taken seriously.
Please check your vitamin supply and stop using any bottles of Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50. If you have been using Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50, it is a good idea to follow up with your healthcare provider to review your use of the product and any side effects that you may be experiencing. Common side effects include fatigue; muscle cramping or muscle pain; unusual hair growth or missed menstruation in women; and impotence in men.
Healthcare providers and patients are encouraged to report side effects related to the use of Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 to the FDA's MedWatch program. You can reach MedWatch by:
--- Telephone: 1-800-332-1088
--- Fax: 1-800-332-0178
--- Mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787
--- Website: www.fda.gov/medwatch
FDA Warns: Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 Contains Possibly Harmful Anabolic Steroids
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that they should not use or purchase Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50, a vitamin B dietary supplement. The FDA found that this product contains two potentially harmful anabolic steroids—methasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine. These ingredients are not listed in the label and should not be in a dietary supplement. Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 is manufactured by Mira Health Products Ltd. in Farmingdale, N.Y., and is sold on various websites and in retail stores. The company has declined to voluntarily recall the product or to warn consumers about the potential for injury.
The FDA has received reports of 29 adverse events associated with the use of Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50. These reports include fatigue, muscle cramping, and myalgia (muscle pain), as well as abnormal laboratory findings for liver and thyroid function, and cholesterol levels. Women who used this product reported unusual hair growth and missed menstruation, and men who used the product reported impotence and findings of low testosterone.
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