FDA is notifying consumers of certain products marketed for pain and/or gout that have been found to contain hidden ingredients and might pose a significant health risk.
- Himalayan Pain Relief Tea contains hidden drug ingredients
- Tepee Herbal Tea contains hidden drug ingredient
- Notoginseng Formula Special Gout Granule contains hidden drug ingredients
Immediate public notifications are issued when FDA testing finds that a product contains active drug ingredients not listed on the product labels, possibly including ingredients found in prescription drugs. These products might cause potentially serious side effects and might interact with medications or dietary supplements a consumer is taking. Consumers should use caution when considering purchasing these types of products.
FDA's health fraud product database includes only a small fraction of the potentially dangerous products marketed to consumers online and in stores. Even if a product is not included in this list, consumers should exercise caution before using these types of products.
Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.