Dietary supplement maker Man of Steel is recalling 175 lots of its Man of Steel 1 and Man of Steel 2 pills because they contain undeclared sildenafil, the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. This drug hidden in these Man of Steel supplements has the potential to cause serious and life threatening consequences to some individuals.
For example, the drug can interact with nitrates and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. People with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes often take nitrates. To date, Man of Steel has received no reports of adverse events related to this recall.
Man of Steel 1 and Man of Steel 2 are marketed as male enhancement supplements. They are packaged in individual blister packages. Affected lots of the drug have the expiration date 10-17-18, and can be identified by the name Man of Steel. The supplements were distributed to convenience stores throughout Sacramento, California.
The recall comes nearly six weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Public Notification alerting consumers not to purchase or take the products because laboratory testing determined them to contain hidden Viagra, which posed a health risk to some individuals.
Consumers who have these products should stop using them and return them to the place of purchase. People with health concerns after using these products should contact their doctors. Any adverse events after taking these supplements should be reported to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.
Source: FDA Recall Notice