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U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements

Posted 25 Jul 2017 by

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 – A curious toddler opens a bottle of melatonin he finds on the kitchen counter, and accidentally overdoses on a supplement typically used by adults to help with sleep. In that case, the doctor who treated the child only had to deal with a very tired 3-year-old, but it might have been a far more serious scenario if a different dietary supplement, such as the energy product ephedra or the male enhancement herb yohimbe, had been swallowed. "We see it all the time," said Dr. Barbara Pena, research director of the emergency medicine department at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami. Indeed, a new report from researchers bears out Pena's observations: From 2005 through 2012, the annual rate of accidental exposures to dietary supplements rose in the United States by nearly 50 percent, and 70 percent of those exposures involved young children. "The biggest increase ... Read more

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Labels on Yohimbe Products Inaccurate: Study

Posted 25 Sep 2015 by

Label information on most yohimbe herbal supplement products is inaccurate, a new study finds. The products are marketed for weight loss and as treatments for conditions such as depression, erectile dysfunction, and low libido in women. They are widely available in the United States but banned in Canada, Australia, Great Britain and the Netherlands, The New York Times reported. The active ingredient in the products is yohimbine, which is derived from the bark of the African yohimbe tree. Researchers analyzed 49 brands of yohimbe supplements and found that only 11 listed the quantity of yohimbine they actually contained. In other brands, the actual amounts ranged from 23 percent to 147 percent of what was on the label, The Times reported. The study in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis also found that only two provided accurate information about both the quantity of yohimbine and side ... Read more

Related support groups: Erectile Dysfunction, Weight Loss, Sexual Deviations or Disorders, Yohimbine, Yohimbe, Yocon, Actibine, Dayto-Himbin, Yoman, Mederek, Thybine, Yohimar, Aphrodyne, Yohimex, Erex, Yovital, Testomar

Impotence Drug Might Counter Common Gene Mutation in Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Posted 10 Oct 2014 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 – In a small study, Swedish researchers found that the impotence drug yohimbine might help people with type 2 diabetes who have a particular gene mutation that lowers their insulin production. Among 50 men and women with type 2 diabetes partially caused by a mutation in a gene called alpha(2A)-AR, those treated with yohimbine showed improved insulin production and lower blood sugar levels, compared with those receiving a placebo. "If a diabetic patient carries the risk mutation, he or she is more sensitive to stress hormones such as adrenaline," said lead researcher Dr. Anders Rosengren, head of the translational diabetes research group at Lund University Diabetes Center in Malmo. About 40 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes carry this mutation. "It is not that patients are more stressed, but that adrenaline suppresses insulin secretion," he added. Rosengren ... Read more

Related support groups: Diabetes, Type 2, Yohimbine, Yohimbe, Yocon, Actibine, Dayto-Himbin, Yoman, Mederek, Thybine, Yohimar, Aphrodyne, Yohimex, Erex, Yovital, Testomar

FDA Medwatch Alert: Olympia Pharmacy Sterile Compounded Products: Recall - Concerns About Sterility Assurance

Posted 5 Jun 2013 by

  [Posted 05/30/2013] ISSUE: Lowlite Investments d/b/a Olympia Pharmacy ("Lowlite") notified the public of a voluntary multi-state recall of all sterile drug products compounded by the pharmacy that have not reached the expiration date listed on the product. The recall is being initiated due to concerns associated with prior quality control procedures that impacted sterility assurance. In the event a sterile product is compromised patients are at risk for serious and possible life threatening infections. The recall includes all sterile products that Olympia Pharmacy supplied to patients and offices of licensed medical professionals with a use by date of 09/25/2013 or earlier. Olympia Pharmacy will be notifying customers by phone, fax, or mail to return the products to the pharmacy. BACKGROUND: To date, Lowlite has received no reports of injury or illness associated with the use of the a ... Read more

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