FDA Recalls Male Enhancement Supplement Over Health Risks

by Staff Blogger | April 24th, 2012

April 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall on an over-the-counter male enhancement supplement after testing discovered its unlabeled ingredients pose a threat to consumers. According to KRCR 7 News, the unlisted drugs include several prescription strength FDA-approved drugs, sildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil, which are used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Officials with the FDA stated that the product might cause some consumers who take prescription nitrates serious harm by lowering their blood pressure to dangerous levels.

The product’s manufacturer stated that getting the warning and information out about the recall is vital as men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease—who are generally more likely to take nitrates—are also more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction and use the product.

The manufacturer also may have to change some of its marketing techniques after the testing as well. The company’s website was promoting the products as “Totally Organic” with “Absolutely No Chemicals or Steroids”.

The product was being sold in stores across Nevada, California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina. Those who bought the product are being instructed to contact the manufacturer or the location where it was purchased to receive a full refund.

The California Product Liability Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers would suggest that anyone taking nitrates prescribed by a doctor should discuss the use of any herbal supplement bought over the counter with said doctor before consumption.