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Recall of Weight Loss Supplements

A nationwide recall of various popular weight loss supplements has been issued. TruVision Health has voluntarily issued the recall after it was found that their supplements contain unapproved dietary ingredients (Hordenine and Octodrine/DMHA) that can cause serious side effects for those who consume them. At highest risk are pregnant women and those who have heart conditions.

As of the writing of this notice, no deaths have been reported, but consumers have experienced chest pain, chills, diarrhea, lightheadedness, fatigue, cephalalgia (headache), hypertension (high blood pressure), tachycardia (high heart rate), jitters, nausea, anxiety (nervousness), dermatitis (rash), stomach pain, upset stomach, diaphoresis (sweating) and emesis (vomiting).

SUMMARY

Date of Recall:

Announced: April 27, 2023

Public Notification: April 27, 2023

Name(s) of Drug:

Various drugs sold under the following brand names:

Truvy

TruVision

reFORM

Company Name:

TruVision Health

Drug Indication:

Dietary Supplements

Weight Loss Supplements

Product Description

Each supplement was sold in capsule form and packaged in blister packs attached to cardboard cartons or as stick packs that were sold in counts of 30. Products were sold online by Truvy.com.

Reason for Recall

Consumers are experiencing serious side effects such as tachycardia (high heart rate) and hypertension (high blood pressure) that have major health consequences for those with heart conditions and pregnant women. Even healthy consumers without any underlying conditions could be seriously affected by the ingestion of these supplements.

Impacts

As stated above, consumers have experienced chest pain, chills, diarrhea, lightheadedness, fatigue, cephalalgia (headache), hypertension (high blood pressure), tachycardia (high heart rate), jitters, nausea, anxiety (nervousness), dermatitis (rash), stomach pain, upset stomach, diaphoresis (sweating) and emesis (vomiting) after ingestion of the supplements.

Lot information

Consumers should locate the package in which their supplement in housed and compare the product description as well as the SKU and lot numbers below to confirm if their supplement is included in the recall.

SKU Description Lot
1004 truCONTROL 60 Count 13580
1005 TruControl 7 Day Trifold WKW72353
1006 reFORM 34159
1010 truControl with Dynamine 60 ct WK65081
8402 TruWeight and Energy Gen 2+ 60 Count WK71567
8403 TruWeight and Energy Gen 2+ Trifold 25173
10000 Truvy 30-Day Experience Kit 39643/42825
10001 Truvy 7-Day Experience Kit 41404
10002 Truvy Boost 30-Day Experience Kit 13993
10003 TruBoost 7 Day Experience Kit 13985
12000 TruBoost Drink – Citrine Spark PM17921F1
12001 TruBoost Drink – Ruby Rev PM18821F1

FDA.gov

Have you found that your medication is part of the recall? Here’s what you should do:

Consumers

If you find that your lot of medication is part of this recall, do the following:

  1. Discontinue use of the supplement immediately.
  2. Call your doctor right away. Report any changes in your health that you have experienced while taking the supplements. Notify your doctor that your supplement is part of the recall.
  3. Continue to monitor your health for any adverse symptoms over the next week and notify your physician if any concerns are noted.
  4. Consumers should contact TruVision Health, LLC for a full refund. They can be contacted via telephone at 1-855-213-8788 and are available Mon-Fri from 7:00am-6:00pm (MDT).
  5. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced an adverse reaction to this medication (listed above), notify your physician immediately and notify the FDA by calling 1-800-332-1088 or completing an online reporting form.
  6. Contact MedWaste Management for information and/or assistance with disposing of the recalled medication.

 

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