FDA warns against DIY coronavirus treatment using oxygen concentrator
The FDA on Friday warned against purchasing or using an oxygen concentrator at home without a valid prescription as it can lead to serious health problems such as oxygen toxicity. The regulatory agency said that the product may be available for sale online, but that such products have not been approved by the FDA for non-prescription use.
“You should not use an oxygen concentrator at home unless it has been prescribed by a health care provider,” the FDA said in a consumer update posted on Friday. “Giving yourself oxygen without talking to a doctor first may do more harm than good. You may end up taking too much or too little oxygen. Deciding to use an oxygen concentrator without a prescription can lead to serious health problems such as oxygen toxicity caused by receiving too much oxygen. It can also lead to a …continued .
[Source: Fox News]