Makers of the supplement ArimaDex — advertised to boost testosterone and build lean muscle mass — voluntarily recalled the product after traces of an aromatase inhibitor, used in the treatment of breast cancer, was found in an FDA analysis.
Genetic Edge Technologies recalled all lots of the supplement, which is sold in white plastic bottles containing 60 orange soft-gels. The product has the UPC code 718122466511.
Adverse events caused by aromatase inhibitors include decreased rate of bone maturation, decreased sperm production, infertility, aggressive behavior, adrenal insufficiency, kidney failure, and liver dysfunction.
Patients with kidney, liver, adrenal, or prostate problems are at increased risk for adverse events while taking aromatase inhibitors.
No adverse event reports stemming from use of the product have been filed, according to the manufacturer. The soft-gels were sold through retail stores and over the Internet.