Have you or someone you know been using Synergy Rx Pharmacy’s Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)? Although the product has been marketed as a weight loss product, HCG is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a weight loss product. It has been claimed that injections of HCG can help with weight reduction by reducing hunger, though very few efficacy studies have been conducted.

Recall of the Human Chrionic Gonadotropin freeze dried vials

Synergy Rx Pharmacy have just announced a recall on all their HCG 5,000 Units/vial and 11,000 Units/vial strength products distributed between the 6th of January 2016 and the 12th of December 2016. A recall was announced as there was a lack of sterility assurance detected. This means that consumption of this product could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening. So please make sure to check your medicine cabinets and contact Synergy Rx Pharmacy to organise a return of them.

Packaged in 15ml serum glass vials, this product was only distributed to physician offices and clinics in the states of Arizona, California, Wisconsin and Minnesota in the United States of America. And even though no reports of adverse events have been received at the time of publishing, all those affected should immediately stop using it and contact the help line on +1-619-821-8224 to arrange for the return of any unused product.

What is Synergy Rx Pharmacy doing about it?

Synergy Rx Pharmacy has announced that they are notifying the affected customers by phone, and is arranging for the return of all recalled products.

The FDA is encouraging all health care professionals and patients to report any adverse events or side effects related to the use of the HCG to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program online or call 1-800-3321088.

Have you or someone you know used the HCG by Synergy Rx Pharmay? Get in touch with us at [email protected] to tell us about your experience!

Read the full FDA alert here.