The Irish Medicines Board has issued a health alert over OxyElite Pro and Verse Supplements. The supplements are advertised for weight loss, muscle building and energy boosting. Concerns have been raised on their link to liver injuries which have been reported in the United States.
The Irish Medicines Board has announced that the supplements are to be removed from store shelves. Medical help should be sought by people who have taken the supplements. The Board has confirmed that the involved products are Oxy Elite Pro Super Thermo capsules, Oxy Elite Pro Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules, Oxy Elite Pro Super-Thermo Powder and Versa – 1.
The OxyElite and Versa-1 products have been associated with severe liver injuries, including hepatitis and liver failure. In Ireland one such case has been reported but in the United States a larger number of cases are being seen, including one in which a patient died and others had to have liver transplants.
Online sellers of the Supplements have been advised to stop selling them. Outlets such as Gyms, Sports Supplement Retailers and Businesses are being asked to remove the products from sale and to clearly display Point – of- Sale Notices if they sold the products in the past.
Speaking about the latest recall Liam Moloney, Product Liability Solicitor in Naas said today “ people are taking a serious risk by taking these products. OxyElite Pro has in the past been linked as a possible cause of acute hepatitis. Consumers should not purchase these supplements online as there is no guarantee of their safety or what they actually contain”.
Mr Moloney continued “ people are advised that if they are feeling any ill effects after taking any of these products they should immediately contact their Doctor”.