Tri-Methyl Xtreme Muscle Growth Product May Cause Liver Damage
Consumers should stop taking a dietary supplement for muscle growth marketed as Tri-Methyl Xtreme, according to a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued on April 13, 2015.
Tri-Methyl Xtreme is distributed by Las Vegas-based Extreme Products Group and sold on the Internet and in some gyms and retail stores. The product may contain anabolic steroids, which have been linked with a number of health problems, and damage may be irreversible.
If you have experienced unexplained changes in your health after taking Tri-Methyl Xtreme, please contact the injury attorneys at Hardison & Cochran to discuss your legal options. We offer a free consultation with no obligation and are committed to holding manufacturers of unsafe products accountable for the harm they cause.
Anabolic Steroids Cause Range of Harmful Effects to Multiple Organs
Some athletes and body builders take synthetic steroids in hopes of increasing their strength and muscle mass and recovering more quickly from a hard workout. To try to gain a competitive advantage, they may put their health at risk by taking a dietary supplement at much higher dosages than would be prescribed for any medical purpose.
Products that contain anabolic steroids pose a serious danger to consumers, according to the FDA. They may cause a range of health effects to multiple organs including liver damage, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, shrinkage of the testicles, breast enlargement, infertility in males, baldness, masculinization of women, and short stature in children. Signs of liver injury may include fatigue, abdominal or back pain, discolored urine, or other unexplained health changes.
According to the Mayo Clinic, men and women who take anabolic steroids may experience the following side effects:
- Liver abnormalities and tumors
- Increased bad cholesterol
- Decreased good cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Heart and circulatory problems
- Prostate gland enlargement
- Increased aggressive behavior and rage
- Depression and psychiatric disorders
- Drug dependence
- Inhibited growth and development
The FDA said it had received reports of adverse effects from consumers in California, New Jersey, and Utah who took Methyl Xtreme The FDA has begun an investigation.
If you or a loved one has suffered suspected side effects while taking Tri-Methyl Xtreme, you should immediately contact a doctor. In addition, anyone so injured may be entitled to seek compensation. The product injury attorneys at Hardison & Cochran are ready to assist if you suspect that you have been harmed by an unsafe product. We’re available to review the specifics of your injury and advise you of your legal options at no charge.
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