Nationwide Recall of GEC Laxoplex Due to Presence of Anabolic Steroids
Monday, May 08, 2017
Genetic Edge Compounds is voluntarily recalling all lot codes distributed between February 2, 2015- May 2, 2017 of GEC Laxoplex dietary supplement capsules, packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 60 capsules to the retail level and consumer level. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) analysis has found GEC Laxoplex to be tainted with anabolic steroids and steroid like substances. The presence of these anabolic steroids and steroid like substances in GEC Laxoplex renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and therefore subject to recall.
Use or consumption of products containing anabolic steroids may cause acute liver injury, which is known to be a possible harmful effect of using steroid containing products. In addition, abuse of anabolic steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women, and children. These include shrinkage of the testes and male infertility, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in males, short stature in children, a higher predilection to misuse other drugs and alcohol, adverse effects on blood lipid levels, and increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. To date, Genetic Edge Compounds has not received any reports of these or any other adverse effects related to this recall.
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Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration