Public Notification: Pro ArthMax Contains Several Hidden Drug Ingredients
[1-15-2014] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Pro ArthMax, a product promoted and sold as a dietary supplement for joint, muscle and arthritic pain.
- Diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, and indomethacin are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs may cause increased risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, as well as serious gastrointestinal damage including bleeding, ulceration, and fatal perforation of the stomach and intestines.
- Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant that is only available by prescription. Chlorzoxazone may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and lightheadedness, which may impair the ability to perform certain tasks, such as driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.
- Nefopam is a non-narcotic pain relieving drug that is not approved for marketing in the U.S. Because nefopam is not FDA-approved, safety or efficacy has not been established. In literature, adverse events such as, rapid heart rate, sweating, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, and seizures have been reported with nefopam use.
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