Recalls

Steroids found in bodybuilding supplements

supplements body builder shutterstock 266x210 Steroids found in bodybuilding supplements Dietary supplement manufacturer Andropharm is recalling all lots of Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules because the supplements contain anabolic steroids, which renders them unapproved drugs and brings into question their safety and efficacy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced.

Consuming these supplements with anabolic steroids may cause elevated blood pressure, aggressive behavior, male infertility, or enlarged breasts and shrinkage of the testes in men. Patient with underlying cardiac, hepatic, or prostate conditions may be at higher risk for adverse reactions than otherwise healthy users. To date, Andropharm has received no reports of injuries related to this recall.

Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules are marketed as dietary supplements for bodybuilding to increase, sustain and strengthen muscles. The products were packaged as capsules in 60-count bottles with the UPC code-642125502948(Sten Z) and UPC code-642125502924(M1 Alpha). The supplements were sold through retailers nationwide in the U.S. from March 2016 to April 2017. All lot numbers and expiration dates of these products are included in the recall.

Consumers with these products should stop using them immediately and either return them to their place of purchase or discard them. Anyone who has taken these supplements and experienced side effects should talk with their doctors, as well as file a report with the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.

Source: FDA Recall Notice