Shape magazine reported that the FDA is warning that Real Water, an alkaline water, has been linked to cases of non-viral hepatitis and quoted Andrew H. Talal, MD
, professor of medicine
in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
. He advised people who have consumed Real Water to watch for symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, GI symptoms, joint pain, yellow eyes or jaundice. If such symptoms appear, he advised consulting with a physician and having liver tests done. “With acute toxicity, it causes an injury similar to what could occur with (an overdose of) drugs or some other medications,” he said.