US FDA warns against steroidal 'dietary supplements' sold on-line

The United States Food and Drug Administration has alerted the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India of the possible entry of some harmful products into the country as "dietary supplements."

FDA has warned Indian authorities that some of these products may contain steroid / steroid-like substances, that have been banned or recalled in the United States.

"These products were subject to class-I recall in United States of America as some of these were marketed without an approved new drug application or a generic drug application but most were marketed as 'dietary supplement'. However, the products were found to contain steroid or steroid-like substances making them unapproved new drug," FDA said.

FDA said most of these products are distributed through the internet rather than through a distributor network.

The FDA has also provided a complete list of such products at the website of the `www.fssai.gov.in' under the item 'Advisories'.

Steroid containing products present a risk of acute liver injury to product users. In addition, steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in people, including children. These may include male infertility, masculinisation of women, breast enlargement in males, short stature in children, adverse effects on blood lipid profile and increased risk of heart attack and stroke and death.

FDA has advised the general public to understand the risk involved in usage of such products and refrain from using such products.

US FDA's recalled product list

Brand Name

  • 4Ever Fit D-Drol
  • Advanced Muscle Science Dienedrone
  • Advanced Muscle Science Liquidrone UTT
  • Anabolic Xtreme Hyperdrol X2
  • APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Mastavol
  • APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Revamp
  • APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Ultra Mass Stack
  • APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Ripped Stack
  • Better Body Sports Finadex
  • Black China Labs Straight Drol
  • Black China Labs Straight Phlexed
  • Body Conditioning Solutions TestraFLEX
  • Bjorklund Methyldrostanolone
  • BOSC Enterprises Epi-Tren
  • BOSC Enterprises Magna Drol
  • Chaparral Labs Epivol
  • Chaparral Labs Pheravol-V
  • Competitive Edge Labs M-Drol
  • Competitive Edge Labs P-Plex
  • Competitive Edge Labs X-tren
  • Diabolic Labs Epio-Plex
  • Diabolic Labs Finabolic 50
  • Diabolic Labs Revenge
  • Ergopharm 6-OXO
  • Ergopharm 6-OXO Extreme
  • EST (aka Engineered Sports Technology) MethAnstance
  • Extreme Labs Susto-Test Depot
  • Fizogen ON Cycle II Hardcore
  • G.E.T/ (Genetic Edge Technologies) SUS-500
  • G.E.T/ (Genetic Edge Technologies) Tren-250
  • Hardcore Formulations T-Roid
  • I Force Nutrition 1,4 AD Bold 200
  • I Force Dymethazine/Reversitol Combo Pack
  • I Force Reversitol
  • I Force Nutrition 17a PheraFLEX
  • I Force Nutrition Dymethazine
  • I Force Nutrition Methadrol
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Bromodrol
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Grow Tabs TR
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Mass Tabs
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Oxodrol Pro
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Ripped Tabs TR
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Rapid Release
  • Ripped Tabs
  • Kilo Sports Massdrol
  • Kilo Sports Phera-Mass
  • Kilo Sports Trenadrol
  • Monster Caps Monster Caps
  • Myogenix Spawn
  • Nutra Coastal D-Stianozol
  • Nutra Coastal H-Drol
  • Nutra Coastal MDIT
  • Nutra Coastal S-Drol
  • Nutra Coastal Trena
  • Performance Anabolics Methastadrol
  • Performance Anabolics Tri-Methyl X
  • Purus Labs E-pol Inslinsified
  • Purus Labs Nasty Mass
  • Rage RV2
  • Rage RV3
  • Rage RV4
  • Rage RV5
  • Redefine Nutrition Finaflex 550-XD
  • Redefine Nutrition Finaflex Ripped
  • Transform Supplements Forged Extreme Mass
  • Transform Supplements Forged Lean Mass