FDA Consumer Health Information - FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: May 2010

Jun 03, 2010, 18:14 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued safety alerts about a number of products, including

  • a "medicated" oil, which contains substances that are poisonous, sold mainly in specialty stores serving Asian and Latino communities as well as on the Internet
  • weight-loss drugs that carry a new warning about the rare occurrence of liver failure
  • antacids that carry new safety information about a possible increased risk of bone fractures

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO)

These and other alerts were prompted by reports that FDA received from health care professionals and patients through the agency's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

Learn more about these safety alerts and what to do if you've used one of the affected products at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm213978.htm

Sign up for e-mail notices of new FDA Consumer Updates at


View the FDA Consumer Update RSS feed at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ContactFDA/StayInformed/RSSFeeds/Consumers/rss.xml

FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Contact: Jason Brodsky at 301-796-8234; jason.brodsky@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration