L-Citrulline Recalled Because It Contains Another Drug — Physician’s First Watch
L-Citrulline Recalled Because It Contains Another Drug
By Kristin J. Kelley
The compounding firm Medisca has voluntarily recalled eight lots of the supplement L-citrulline — an amino acid used to treat rare genetic disorders mainly diagnosed in children — because tests indicated they didn't contain any L-citrulline. Instead, they found N-acetyl-leucine, which is used to treat acute citrulline vertigo.
Insufficient levels of L-citrulline may cause high levels of ammonia in the bloodstream, which can lead to brain damage. The FDA has received reports of several adverse events.
For a complete list of affected lots, see the manufacturer's recall notice below.