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Amphetamine-Like Ingredients Found in Dexaprine Supplements

Amphetamine-Like Ingredients Found in Dexaprine Supplements

May 21, 2014 — Drug Testing and Analysis has published a study warning that Dexaprine, a popular weight-loss supplement, contains a cocktail of synthetic stimulant ingredients that are not listed on the label, including amphetamine-like compounds.

Dexaprine is sold online in the United States by iForce Nutrition, a dietary supplement company based in California. Although iForce claims Dexaprine contains an “elite mix of ingredients from all-natural plant extracts,” researchers from the Netherlands have concluded that it actually contains stimulant drugs.

Ingredients found in Dexaprine include:

  • synephrine
  • oxilofrine
  • deterenol
  • yohimbine
  • caffeine
  • theophylline
  • β-methyl-β-phenylethylamine (tentative identification)

According to researchers, these ingredients have not been tested in humans and they have been linked to cardiac arrest, chest pain, increased heart rate, vomiting, and other side effects:

“Reports to the Dutch Poisons Information Center (DPIC) showed that ingestion of as little as half a tablet caused several cases of nausea, agitation, tachycardia, and palpitations and even one case of cardiac arrest.”

Investigators with USA Today discovered that at least one person in the United States developed “life-threatening” heart problems and other side effects after taking Dexaprine in combination with another dietary supplement.

USA Today also reported that iForce Nutrition pled guilty in 2011 to manufacturing dietary supplements laced with synthetic steroids.

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