November 14, 2014

Chaotic Labz Recalls Mayhem Dietary Supplement Due to Undeclared Dexamethasone and Cyproheptadine

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Mayhem dietary supplement capsules, Lot #CLM061114 with an expiration date of 06/2016.

Mayhem's intended use is as a bodybuilding supplement. FDA laboratory analysis found that Mayhem Dietary Supplement contains undeclared dexamethasone, a prescription corticosteroid commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions, and cyproheptadine, a prescription antihistamine used for seasonal allergy treatment, making this an unapproved drug.

Consumers are advised that corticosteroid use can impair a person's ability to fight infections, cause high blood sugar levels, muscle injuries and psychiatric problems. When corticosteroids are taken for a prolonged period, or at high doses, they can suppress the adrenal gland and cause withdrawal symptoms with abrupt discontinuation. Antihistamines may cause drowsiness and affect mental alertness. In addition, these undeclared drug ingredients in Mayhem may cause serious side effects when combined with other medications.

Mayhem is packaged in a clear bottle with yellow capsules associated with Lot #CLM061114 with an expiration date of 06/2016. The product can be identified by the brand known as Chaotic Labz and product name Mayhem, Appetite for Construction. This product was distributed nationwide to various Nutritional Supplement Retail Outlets and via the internet.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm423203.htm.

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