March 15, 2013, FDA Philippines issued an advisory warning the public about the, “Aro Baro Churo Organic Tea, Aro Guyabano Tea and Aro Baro Churo Guyabano Capsules”. They are unregistered products claiming to be 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy and have Adriamycin as active ingredient.
The public is hereby warned not to buy the said products and others which are not registered. They are expensive, ineffective and may cause adverse reactions that can be life threatening.
Adriamycin is a trade name for Doxorubicin. It is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug. It is administered intravenously but may also be given in infusion. It has the following possible side effects.
Pain due to injection needles and after affects of injection process
Nausea and vomiting
Low blood counts
less common side effects are:
urine discoloration, red, red-brown, orange or pink
nail beds darkening