Pharmaceutical

Several dietary supplements promoted for sexual enhancement contain Viagra drug ingredient

ucm534509 165x210 Several dietary supplements promoted for sexual enhancement contain Viagra drug ingredientOn Dec. 22, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 14 Public Notifications regarding dietary supplements identified during an investigation of international mail shipments of sexual enhancement products that contain hidden doses of sildenafil, the drug ingredient in the prescription erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra.

The FDA is urging consumers not to use these tainted products because they can be harmful to some consumers, such as those who take nitrates, because it could result in dangerously low blood pressure. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease often take nitrates.

The products identified as containing hidden Viagra include:

  • Triple Green Capsules
  • Rhino 9 Premium 3500
  • Rhino 8 Platinum 8000
  • Rhino 7K 9000 Male Performance Booster
  • Duramaxxx
  • Rhino 5 1500
  • Lang Yi Hao
  • Bl4ck 4K Capsules
  • Big Penis Male Sexual Stimulant
  • 90° Jiushidu Capsules
  • Black Mamba 2 Premium
  • Black 3K Male Sexual Enhancement Capsules
  • African Viagra

The agency is cautioning consumers that it has identified an emerging trends where over-the-counter products frequently represented as dietary supplements contain hidden active ingredients that could be harmful.

“Consumers may unknowingly take products laced with varying quantities of approved prescription drug ingredients, controlled substances, and untested and unstudied pharmaceutically active ingredients,” the agency warned. “These deceptive products can harm you! Hidden ingredients are increasingly becoming a problem in products promoted for sexual enhancement.”

Any side effects experienced with these products should be reported to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm. Consumers with health concerns while using these products should talk with their doctors.

Source: FDA