Natural health product SpectraZyme recalledSaturday, October 12, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Metagenics Canada, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling its natural health product “Spectrazyme” – a digestive aid – due to a possible contamination with chloramphenicol, an antibiotic that may pose serious health risks to consumers.
Chloramphenicol is associated with a rare risk of aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder that can be fatal.
This reaction is unpredictable and not related to a specific dose of chloramphenicol.
Chloramphenicol is a prescription drug and should only be used under medical supervision in adults and children after careful consideration of the risks associated with it use.
Other side effects that can be associated with chloramphenicol include allergic reactions in people who have sensitivity to the medication, and effects on the bone marrow leading to decreased blood cells.
In addition, it should not be used in pregnant or lactating women.
Spectrazyme (NPN 80044751) Lot #0413083
What should you do?
Consult your healthcare practitioner immediately if you have used this product.
Report any adverse events using this product to Health Canada.
Contact Metagenics Canada Inc. at 1-800-268-6200 to return the product
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wakeup 10/14/2013 10:50:07 AM Report
Good reason to not buy just random so called natural product from some random drug store, real natural medicine has no side affects an antibiotics are a natural product , its manufactured, so this product is a straight up lie, if you need a proper digest product , that is totally safe an works for real , purchase digest plus, made by genestra brands, but is normally only avalible through a natural path. Dont be fooled by the lies, as i see more an more copies of product that were introduced by natural paths, appear the government an its cohort/ pharmacies are looking to profit off the back of those who really do help , they wont acknowledge natural paths, but i see comercials of product simalar to those introduced by natural paths, difference is one isactually natural an harmless, the other is a pharmacy made imitation, claiming to be natural , such as this recalled product, dont be fooled by man made fakes, be warned as our foods an such are not grow here anymore an the government is allowing produce to be picked early for shipping purposes, but fact is that makes the food with little to no health value, an you are eating their fast grow chemicals, an all that matter to government is they keep selling off everything an taxing the crap outta farmers so they cant afford to survive, that way they can turn farm land into pavement , so the shiat loads of imagrants who cant even speak english into canada an collect money off them, more people more money , thats all they see, we have less kids now cause people know it is to expensive, so the government bring in people who breed like rabbits to increase their li.ings of their pockets, anyhow typical chemically made crap being recalled with the lie natural product pfft