Drug Recalled Because it May Produce Short, Impotent, Angry Men

Supplement may contain an aromatase inhibitor

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

Genetic Edge Technologies of Phoenix, Arizona is voluntarily recalling 60 count bottles of ArimaDex, because it may contain an aromatase inhibitor. Genetic Edge Technologies has been informed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that potential adverse events associated with the use of aromatase inhibitors could include the following: decreased rate of bone maturation and growth, decreased sperm production, infertility, aggressive behavior, adrenal insufficiency, kidney failure and liver dysfunction.

Consumers with liver, kidney, adrenal or prostate abnormalities are at a potentially higher risk for developing adverse events. The FDA concludes that products containing aromatase inhibitors have an increased probability of developing adverse reactions in at risk consumers.

ArimaDex was distributed throughout the United States to national sports supplements distributors and could be purchased by consumers via retail stores, mail order and internet sales.

Arimadex comes in white bottles with orange labels containing 60 orange soft gels. Arimadex is sold with UPC Code 718122466511 appearing on the label. All lot numbers of ArimaDex are being affected by this voluntary recalled.

Genetic Edge technologies has received no reports of any types of any adverse event or illnesses since first marketing ArimaDex in Feb 2009.

Consumers who have purchased ArimaDex are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-480-248-7957 during the hours of 9AM – 2PM M-F.

Adverse reaction or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax. Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm. Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form. Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178.

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September 21, 2010