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Lab analysis finds hidden drug in sexual enhancement supplement

ucm544736 350x210 Lab analysis finds hidden drug in sexual enhancement supplement The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase or use Bazook Bullet, a dietary supplement sold for sexual enhancement, because the product contains a hidden drug ingredient that may cause serious health risks.

Through a laboratory analysis, the FDA confirmed that Bazook Bullet contains aminotadafil, an analogue of tadalafil, the active in gradient in the prescription erectile dysfunction drug Cialis. This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs including nitroglycerin, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates.

Consumers who have this dietary supplement in their possession should stop taking it and discard it immediately. Those who suffer from concerning side effects should seek medical attention. Any adverse events following use of this product should be reported to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.

The FDA’s public notification follows numerous other warnings regarding hidden drug ingredients in dietary supplements, which can pose a risk to consumers. Most often, these undeclared ingredients are found in supplements promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss or bodybuilding. Since the FDA is unable to test and identify all dietary supplements that contain potentially harmful hidden ingredients, consumers are advised to exercise caution before purchasing any dietary supplement or conventional food marketed for sexual enhancement, weight loss, bodybuilding or even athletic performance.

Source: FDA Public Notification