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FDA Cautions Public to Avoid Cesium Salts Due to Risks of Heart Issues and Potential Death

By Burg Simpson
February 12, 2020
2 min read

Cesium salts have reportedly been associated with seizures, potentially lethal arrhythmias, fainting, cardiac arrest, and death. While cesium salts have been promoted as dietary supplements, their most popular use is as an alternative cancer treatment. However, no cesium salt has ever been proven to be safe and effective to treat cancer, or for any other use. “If claims sound too good to be true, they probably are,” the FDA warns.

Indeed, the dangers reported with the use of cesium salts have triggered repeated FDA action over the past few years. In July 2018, the FDA warned medical professionals that cesium salts contained a significant safety risk in compounding drugs. The FDA warning focused on combating the use of cesium chloride as an alternative cancer treatment. At that time, the FDA had identified at least 23 serious adverse reports associated with cesium salts, including six reported deaths. Recently, on February 5, 2020 the FDA issued a public health alert urging consumers and medical professionals to avoid using or recommending products containing cesium salt altogether.

If you or a loved one has suffered a reaction or illness you suspect to be caused by a product containing cesium salts, contact the skilled product liability attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office today. Our passionate team of lawyers will evaluate your potential claim and help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 513-852-5600 or fill out our free case evaluation form now!

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