Women who are struggling to get pregnant, beware of false dietary supplements that claim to help cure infertility and other reproductive health issues.
Such supplements are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and they could prevent patients from seeking effective, approved drugs, the agency warned.
"These purported fertility aids seek to profit off of the vulnerability and frustration many may feel as they face difficulties in getting pregnant," the FDA said in a news release. "Relying on ineffective, unproven products can be a waste of time and money, and can possibly result in illness or serious injury."
The agency noted that most of these unapproved drugs are sold online and many are falsely labeled as dietary supplements.
"It is important to know that these products are not based on proven scientific information, and they have not been reviewed for safety and efficacy," the FDA said.Sellers of unproven infertility or pregnancy-related therapies often make unsupported claims about the supposed effectiveness of their products, including fake consumer testimonials