What are the symptoms/adverse effects that prompt most emergency room department visits after using herbal dietary weight loss or energy products.
Over 23,005 emergency department visits per year are attributed to adverse events from dietary supplements. Palpitation, chest pain, and tachycardia accounted for 71.8% of emergency department visits due to weight loss or energy products.
Geller AI, Shehab N, Weidle NJ, et al. Emergency Department Visits for Adverse Events Related to Dietary Supplements. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(16):1531-1540. doi:10.’1056/NEJMsa1504267
Submitted by: Natasha Tobarran, DO on behalf of The Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University