The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning regarding the dietary supplement Reumofan Plus which has been relabeled and sold as WOW. The product is marketed to treat arthritis pain, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bone cancer and other ailments.
A FDA drug analysis of the product has revealed that the substance being marketed as WOW contains the same active ingredients are Reumofan Plus including dexamethasone, diclofenac sodium, and methocrabamol. These ingredients have the potential to affect liver function and cause serious injury.
Melind Plasier of the FDA made a statement saying, ” “These dangerous products should simply not be sold or distributed. ”The FDA is prepared to take aggressive enforcement action to protect consumers from these dangerous products, including seizure, injunction, and pursuit of criminal prosecution.”
Anyone who is currently taking or has taken Reumofan plus or WOW should discontinue use immediately and consult a physician. Consumers should not buy or use either of these products. The FDA is concerned that the company Riger Naturals might be relabeling the product with other names besides WOW; the public is advise to avoid all products produced by this company.
The FDA launched it’s investigation in early 2012 after receiving reports of liver injury, severe bleeding, corticosteroid withdrawal syndrome, adrenal supression, stroke and even death.