Long-time readers will remember Chaotic Labz for their BMF Salvation product, which we revealed in 2012 had been spiked with the prescription-only drug cyproheptadine. Today, another of their products has been found to contain undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients.
The FDA issued a public notification today to advise customers not to purchase or use Chaotic Labz Mayhem, because it contains the undeclared ingredients dexamethasone and cyproheptadine.
Cyproheptadine we covered in the previous article; it’s a prescription-only antihistamine presumably included in Mayhem and BMF Salvation for its side-effect of increasing appetite.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid used as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant, and is prescribed to treat conditions like asthma, allergies, and rheumatoid arthritis. Again, it seems to have been included for the side-effect of increased hunger and weight gain, though the risk of much greater side-effects is possible, as are drug interactions and withdrawal symptoms – particularly as the ingredient is undeclared and the dosage unknown.
If you have been using Mayhem you’re advised to contact a medical professional, as corticosteroids should be titrated down from, not stopped “cold turkey”, to avoid withdrawal that can cause adrenal insufficiency.
Read the FDA notification: Medication Health Fraud – Public Notification: Mayhem Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
Update: Chaotic Labz have issued a recall of Mayhem: Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts – Chaotic Labz Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Mayhem Dietary Supplement Due to Undeclared Dexamethasone and Cyproheptadine.