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Dexaprine Lawsuit

Dexaprine Lawsuit

iForce Nutrition sells Dexaprine, a popular weight-loss supplement. Although they claim it is “all-natural,” recent studies have discovered a cocktail of hidden synthetic stimulants, including an amphetamine-like ingredient. Dexaprine was banned in several countries after people reported life-threatening heart problems, including cardiac arrest and rapid heartbeat.

What You Can Do & How a Dexaprine Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Dexaprine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is Dexaprine?

Dexaprine is a dietary supplement that is manufactured by iForce Nutrition, a company based in California. Dexaprine is primarily marketed as a fat-burning weight-loss supplement for athletes and bodybuilders. iForce sells Dexaprine all over the world on various websites, including Amazon.com.

What Ingredients are in Dexaprine?

iForce Nutrition claims Dexaprine contains only “safe and natural” ingredients that are “an elite mix of ingredients from all-natural plant extracts.” The label lists ingredients like Acacia Rigidula Extract, Citrus Aurantium, caffeine, green tea extract, Rauwolfia Serpentina, and isopropyloctopamine.

However, researchers in the Netherlands recently found a “cocktail of synthetic stimulants” in Dexaprine that are not listed on the ingredient label. The results, published in Drug Testing and Analysis in May 2014, included an amphetamine-like compound and ingredients that are known to be unsafe or do not have a safety profile.

Ingredients found in Dexaprine include:

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

Dexaprine Linked to Reports of Serious Heart Problems

One person in the United States developed “life-threatening” heart problems after taking Dexaprine, according to an investigation by USA Today. At least 11 people in the Netherlands have had adverse reactions, and one Australian was hospitalized from Dexaprine. According to Dutch health authorities:

“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.”

Dexaprine Recall

Health authorities have been warning about the risks of Dexaprine since mid-2013, but Dexaprine has not been recalled in the United States by the FDA. However, Dutch health authorities banned Dexaprine in August 2013. Dexaprine was banned in Australia and New Zealand in May 2014.

Does Dexeprine Contain DMAA?

No. The original formula of Dexeprine contained DMAA, but re-formulated Dexaprine V2 and Dexaprine XR do not contain DMAA. In 2011, Dexeprine laced with DMAA was linked to the death of Danni Tripp, a 20 year-old girl who took a high dose of Dexaprine, caffeine, and alcohol while partying with her friends in Oxford.

DMAA (dimethylamylamine) is an illegal synthetic stimulant ingredient that was removed from most supplements in mid-2012, following a crack-down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dexaprine Side Effects

  • Heart attack
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Chest pain
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Agitation
  • Heart palpitations
  • Death

Do I have a Dexaprine Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Dexaprine induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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