Dietary Supplement Linked to Acute Hepatitis
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) reported 29 cases of acute non-viral hepatitis with an unknown cause. Of these 29 cases, 24 share a common link to OxyElite Pro, a dietary supplement by USPlabs LLC.
The CDC is also looking at other cases of liver injury nationwide that may be related, and the FDA is reviewing medical records and patient histories identified by the Hawaii DOH. Also, the FDA is inspecting the manufacturing facilities and reviewing the production and distribution records.
Further investigation is being conducted to see whether counterfeit versions of OxyElite Pro are related to any of these reported cases of acute hepatitis.
Symptoms of hepatitis include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay- or gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain, yellow eyes, and jaundice.
OxyElite Pro is sold nationwide through various distribution channels, including the internet and retail stores. The FDA recommends consumers to discontinue use of any dietary supplement labeled as OxyElite Pro during this investigation.
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