Metabolife Side Effects May Result In Seizure Lawsuits
Metabolife | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Seizures, Heart Attacks, Deaths
Metabolife, which contains Ephedra (active ingredient: ephedrine), has been linked to serious side effects including seizures, heart attacks, and death. Metabolife is a dietary supplement used to control appetite and facilitate weight loss. Ephedra is the main ingredient in Metabolife and has been linked to serious side effects including death. Ephedra is derived from an Asiatic shrub and contains ephedrine, a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system to relax bronchial tubes.
On August 15, 2002, the Justice Department announced that it started a criminal investigation into whether Metabolife lied about the safety of the controversial dietary supplement. A few hours after news of the federal investigation on Metabolife was made public, Metabolife announced it would finally give the FDA the 13,000 complaints it received since 1997. Of those complaints, 80 of them involved deaths, seizures, heart attacks, or other serious events. The number that Metabolife provided caused even more concern than was initially thought, according to Dr. Lester Crawford of the FDA.
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