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Captomer and Captomer-250 by Thorne Research: Warning Not to Use due to Potential Health Risks

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Consumers are warned by the FDA not to purchase or use Captomer and Captomer-250, by Thorne Research, due to potential health risks.

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Background of Captomer and Captomer-250

Captomer and Captomer-250 are promoted as dietary supplements for heavy metal toxicity and heavy metal chelation therapy.

FDA Alert on Captomer and Captomer-250

FDA’s reason for the warning is that procedures involving chelation agents carry significant risks and should be performed only under medical supervision. Captomer and Captomer-250 contain DMSA (meso-2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid), an active ingredient in an FDA-approved prescription product indicated for the treatment of lead poisoning in children.

The Agency advises consumers that here are no FDA-approved OTC chelation products and to avoid all products offered over-the-counter (OTC) for chelation or detoxification.

FDA Recommendation on Captomer and Captomer-250

“Do not purchase or use Captomer or Captomer-250. Avoid all products offered over-the-counter (OTC) for chelation or detoxification.”

Contacting the FDA to report cases with Captomer and Captomer-250

In case of detection of adverse events or side effects related to the use of Captomer and Captomer-250, healthcare professionals and patients should report it to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting program through any of the following ways:

  • The report can be completed and submitted Online at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • The form can be downloaded or requested by calling 1-800-332-1088, then completed and returned on the address indicated on the form
  • The completed form can be faxed to: 1-800-FDA-0178

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