Blueskygreenearth, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling a batch of OA/RA capsules
Batch 17098003 has been recalled due to contamination with a substance that poses an unacceptable risk to health.
This product has also been withdrawn from the Australian market and will no longer be available for supply.
A/RA is an Ayurvedic product that is indicated for temporary pain relief of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
TGA testing has found that the currently available batch of the product is contaminated with very low levels of aristolochic acid.
Aristolochic acid is included in Schedule 10 to the Poisons Standard, which lists substances considered to pose an unacceptable risk to health.
There is no established safe exposure level to aristolochic acids, which have been linked to kidney problems and urinary tract cancers.
Consumers have been advised to immediately discontinue use of the product and return remaining product to the place of purchase for a refund.
Health professionals are asked to advise of alternative treatment options if patients seek advice, and to call 1300 133 807 with any questions.