FDA Warns Against Using Miracle Mineral Solution
August 4, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately discontinue use of a supplement claiming to treat a range of diseases from HIV to hepatitis following reports it is making people sick. When used as directed, Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), also marketed under the name Miracle Mineral Supplement, produces chlorine dioxide, an industrial-strength bleach used in stripping textiles and treating water, FDA said. The agency noted it is "not aware of any research that MMS is effective in treating" any of the conditions MMS claims to treat.
FDA said it has received numerous reports of serious side effects, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and life-threatening low blood pressure resulting from dehydration. Anyone possessing MMS should throw it away immediately, said agency spokesperson Elaine Gansz Bobo.
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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