U.S. flag An official website of the United States government
  1. Home
  2. Drugs
  3. Resources | Drugs
  4. Information for Consumers and Patients | Drugs
  5. Buying & Using Medicine Safely
  6. Medication Health Fraud
  7. SNAKE BONES Anti-Rheumatic Capsules contains hidden drug ingredient
  1. Medication Health Fraud

SNAKE BONES Anti-Rheumatic Capsules contains hidden drug ingredient

[2-29-2024] The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use SNAKE BONES Anti-Rheumatic Capsules, a product promoted and sold for rheumatism on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.

SNAKE BONES Anti-Rheumatic Capsules

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that SNAKE BONES Anti-Rheumatic Capsules contains piroxicam, which is not listed on the product label.

Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (commonly referred to as 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. This hidden drug ingredient may also interact with other medications and significantly increase the risk of adverse events, particularly when consumers use multiple NSAID-containing products.

Health care professionals and consumers should report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

Note: This notification is to inform the public of products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drug ingredients and chemicals. These products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and body building and are often represented as being “all natural.” FDA is unable to test and identify all products marketed as dietary supplements that have potentially harmful hidden ingredients. Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing any product in the above categories.

Please refer to the links below for more information:

Medication Health Fraud

Tainted Arthritis | Pain Products

Dietary Supplements

Back to Top