NH DHHS - NH Residents Urged Not to Use Recalled OxyElite Pro Supplement

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS), Division of Public Health Services is urging residents to stop

using any supplement labeled OxyElite Pro because it has been linked to

hepatitis (disease of the liver) and liver failure. There is an ongoing

investigation related to this product being conducted by the Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration

(FDA) and the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH).

The dietary supplement, used for weight loss or muscle building, is

distributed by USPlabs LLC across the country. The Hawaii DOH and CDC have

reported 45 patients affected in the state, of which 29 have been confirmed

to have acute hepatitis after taking the supplement. Cases in other states

have been reported as well but are still being investigated. The FDA is

analyzing samples of the product, inspecting manufacturing facilities, and

reviewing production and product distribution records. Because USPlabs LLC

has informed the FDA that it believes counterfeit versions of OxyElite Pro

are being marketed in the U.S., FDA is also investigating whether

counterfeit product is related to any of the cases.

“We are monitoring the situation and are not aware of any cases in New

Hampshire related to OxyElite,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public

Health at DHHS. “Our epidemiologists will continue to work with the FDA and

the CDC and will investigate reports from clinicians of possible cases

related to this recall.”

Symptoms of all types of hepatitis are similar and can include fever,

fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine,

clay- or gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain, yellow eyes, and

jaundice. Consumers who believe they have been harmed by using a dietary

supplement should contact their health care provider.

For more information, visit the Food and Drug Administration website at

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/ or the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention website at www.cdc.gov . Call 603-271-4496 to reach the DHHS

Division of Public Health Services.