Friday, October 10, 2008

Supplement Recall

There has been an announcement of an immediate recall of another defective supplement by the FDA. Balanced Health Products, Inc. is expanding an urgent nationwide recall of its Starcaps Dietary Supplement Capsules because the supplement was found to contain an undeclared drug ingredient, Bumetanide. Bumetanide, which is not listed on the Starcaps Dietary Supplement Capsules label is a prescription-only diuretic indicated for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, hepatic, and renal disease including nephrotic syndrome, alerts the FDA.

Potential risks associated with the use of Bumetanide include serious and significant fluid and electrolyte loss and an elevation in uric acid concentrations. Retail stores are being notified by fax or registered mail to immediately stop all sales and return the recalled Starcaps Dietary Supplement Capsules to Balanced Health Products.