A laboratory analysis has confirmed that the weight-loss supplement OxyElite Pro Super Thermogenic contains fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac. Fluoxetine is an antidepressant medication that has been linked to serious side effects in users, as well as birth defects in babies born to mothers who take the drug during pregnancy.
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What’s the Problem?
February 28, 2014 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning today advising consumers not to purchase or use OxyElite Pro Super Thermogenic, a weight-loss supplement manufactured by Dallas-based USPlabs LLC. An analysis of international mail shipments has confirmed that OxyElite Pro Super Thermogenic (Lot# 216732, Exp. 04/17) contains Prozac (generic: fluoxetine), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat major depressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Side effects of prozac may include:
- Suicidal thoughts / ideation
- Seizures / convulsions
- Excessive or irregular heartbeat
- Breathing problems
- Muscle pain
- Hives, itching or skin rash
- And more
Prozac Birth Defects
Babies born to mothers who take Prozac in pregnancy may have an increased risk of developing the following congenital defects:
- Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
- Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)
- Transposition of the Great Vessels (TGV)
- Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Aortic Stenosis
- Pulmonary Atresia (PA)
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
- Heart Murmur
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
- Esophageal Stenosis
- Anal Atresia
- Spina Bifida
OxyElite Pro Hepatitis Outbreak
On Nov. 10, 2013, the FDA announced a nationwide recall for another version of OxyElite Pro after it was linked to an outbreak of hepatitis that began in Hawaii. By March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had identified 97 hepatitis cases in 16 states. Following an investigation, FDA identified a causal connection between the outbreak and aegeline, a substance contained in that version of OxyElite Pro that the agency had determined to be adultered.
Do I Have an OxyElite Pro Super Thermogenic Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in OxyElite Pro lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new OxyElite Pro Super Thermogenic cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you or someone you know purchased OxyElite Pro Thermogenic, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.