Dexaprine is a weight-loss supplement that was banned in several countries after people developed life-threatening side effects, including cardiac arrest. A recent study has discovered a cocktail of synthetic stimulant ingredients in Dexaprine, including an amphetamine-like compound.
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What is Dexaprine?
Dexaprine is a weight-loss and fat-burning supplement manufactured by iForce Nutrition, a California-based dietary supplement company. iForce sells Dexaprine globally on websites like Amazon.com, claiming it is “safe and natural” and “an elite mix of ingredients from all-natural plant extracts.”
Ingredients in Dexaprine
iForce Nutrition claims that Dexaprine XR contains “natural stuff” like Acacia Rigidula Extract, Citrus Aurantium, caffeine, green tea extract, Rauwolfia Serpentina, and isopropyloctopamine.
However, researchers have found that Dexaprine may actually contain hidden ingredients. In May 2014, Drug Testing and Analysis published a study after finding a “cocktail of synthetic stimulants” in Dexaprine — including an amphetamine-like compound — that are unsafe or have never been tested in humans.
Ingredients found in Dexaprine include:
- β-methyl-β-phenylethylamine (tentative identification)
Dexaprine Banned in Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand
In August 2013, Dutch health authorities banned Dexaprine after 11 people had adverse reactions, including hospitalizations and heart problems, including one person whose heart stopped beating.
On May 6, 2014, health authorities in Australia and New Zealand banned Dexaprine XR Green Apple because it contained amphetamine-like substances and illegal levels of caffeine. One Australian was hospitalized after drinking the supplement.
What is the problem?
USA Today reports that one American developed “life-threatening” heart problems after taking Dexaprine in combination with another dietary supplement. Health authorities in the Netherlands have also linked Dexaprine to severe cardiovascular 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.”
Dexaprine with DMAA Linked to One Death
iForce Nutrition originally sold Dexaprine with dimethylamylamine (DMAA), an illegal stimulant drug that was popular in the bodybuilding world and as a party pill. In December 2011, 20 year-old Danni Tripp died after taking a high dose of caffeine and Dexaprine laced with DMAA before partying with her friends in Oxford. After the FDA cracked down on DMAA in mid-2012, iForce re-formulated it with other stimulants and re-introduced it as Dexaprine V2 and Dexaprine XR.
Dexaprine Side Effects
- Heart attack
- Cardiac arrest
- Chest pain
- Increased heart rate
- Nausea, vomiting
- Heart palpitations
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