FDA Recalls Sexual Enhancement Supplements for Containing Sildenafil

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Impotence News

The FDA recently recalled multiple sexual enhancement supplements from Atlas Operations, Inc. containing a form of the Sildenafil (Viagra), an approved ingredient only for prescription medicines.  The recalled products are not approved.

Many could be harmed by taking these enhancement supplements, many of which may have been marketed or misrepresented to consumers as alternatives to more expensive or prescription only drugs.  Users, such as those taking nitroglycerin, are at risk for dangerously low blood pressure.

Here is the list of recalled supplements.

This is yet another reminder to be cautious when taking dietary supplements of any kind – many are touted and marketed for their potential benefits, but the dangers are often ignored.  Since most are regulated as “foods” and “nutritional supplements”, they are often sold to the public without any regulation or review by the FDA before they are sold to the public.

Always use caution when using heavily marketed off-the-shelf pills and supplements – they may have unintended consequences or contain ingredients that may interact with your medication.  Always consult a doctor, and when possible, find an alternate, non-drug method to treat the causes of your impotence.

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