FDA Alert: Over-The-Counter Asthma Products Labeled as Homeopathic

Updated on Monday, April 6, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to rely on asthma products labeled as homeopathic that are sold over-the-counter (OTC). These products have not been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness.

Asthma is a serious, chronic lung condition. If asthma is not appropriately treated and managed, patients may have wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing, and could be at risk for serious asthma attacks. Although there is no cure for asthma, there are many prescription asthma treatments approved by FDA as safe and effective, as well as some products that are marketed OTC in accordance with the FDA.

Read the full FDA statement.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this FDA communication, contact your Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physician.