Chelation Products: Unapproved Over-the-Counter Drugs – Consumer Warning
October 15, 2010 – The FDA is advising consumers to avoid “chelation” products that are marketed over-the-counter (OTC) to prevent or treat diseases. There are serious safety issues associated with chelation products.
Depending on the condition, when relying on unproven OTC chelation products to treat serious conditions, patients may delay seeking effective medical care. Even when used under medical supervision, these products can cause serious harm, including dehydration, kidney failure, and death.
What are Chelation OTC Products?
Chelation involves the use of certain chemicals to remove heavy metals from the body. Although some of the products are marketed as dietary supplements, they are unapproved drugs because they claim to treat, mitigate, prevent, or diagnose disease. FDA has never approved any chelation product for OTC use for any health condition. All FDA-approved chelation products require a prescription because they can only be used safely under the supervision of healthcare practitioner.
Do I have a Chelation OTC Product Recall Lawsuit?
The Defective Drug & Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Chelation OTC product recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Chelation OTC Drug Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a product included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.