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FDA warns consumers not to drink sodium chlorite products

(CHCC) — The Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.-Bureau of Environmental Health would like to inform the general public, especially online shoppers, not to purchase or drink “Miracle” or “Master” Mineral Solution, or other sodium chlorite products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received many reports that these products, sold online as “treatments,” have made consumers sick.

The products are known by various names, including Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide Protocol, and Water Purification Solution. When mixed according to package directions, they become a strong chemical that is used as bleach. The FDA first warned consumers about the products in 2010, but the products are still being promoted on social media and sold online by many independent distributors.

Drinking any of these chlorine dioxide products can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration. The FDA has received reports of consumers who have suffered from severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, life-threatening low blood pressure caused by dehydration, and acute liver failure after drinking these products. If you have had a negative reaction to any of them, see your doctor as soon as possible

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Visit https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form.

For more information, contact the BEH at 664-4870/2/3 or email john.tagabuel@dph.gov.mp.