FDA Issues Supplement Warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced recalls for many supplements marketed to men who seek sexual enhancement.

In lab analyses, FDA officials found undeclared ingredients in the following products:

All but one of these supplements contain sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. XtraHRD contains an analogue of tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis. However, these ingredients are not listed on product packaging.

Both sildenafil and tadalafil are used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). But they are not safe for all men. For example, patients who take drugs containing nitrates (such as nitroglycerin) should never take ED drugs because the interaction with nitrates can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure. Nitrates are often prescribed for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.

Supplements may also contain other undeclared ingredients, which could be harmful.

If you are having sexual difficulties, be sure to see your doctor so that your concerns can be addressed safely.

Your doctor or pharmacist can answer any questions you have about drug and supplement safety. These articles can help as well:

“Public Notification: Ginseng for Reinforcing Kidney Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient”
(February 3, 2017)

“Public Notification: Goldreallas Original Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient”
(February 3, 2017)

“Public Notification: Goldreallas XXX Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient”
(February 2, 2017)

“Public Notification: Old Chinese Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient”(February 2, 2017)

“Public Notification: Shenjingpian Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient”’
(February 2, 2017)

“Public Notification: XtraHRD Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient”(January 26, 2017)

Urology Place
“FDA Announces New Supplement Recall”
(January 17, 2017)

Visit: http://www.sexhealthmatters.org/did-you-know/fda-issues-supplement-warnings

You Might Also Enjoy...

Why Can't I Have an Orgasm?

Everyone deserves a satisfying sex life. And if you can’t orgasm, sexual activity can be frustrating and embarrassing. Instead of suffering in silence, it’s time to learn more about sexual dysfunction and the treatment options to fix it.

What Can I Do About My Impotence?

Struggling to perform in the bedroom is embarrassing. But if you have problems getting or maintaining an erection, you’re not alone. Millions of men suffer from impotence — and treatment can help. Learn what your treatment options are here.

Understanding Male Menopause

Menopause is a process that every woman experiences with age, but did you know hormonal imbalance (and its symptoms) aren’t just a women’s health issue? Male menopause is triggered by low testosterone, and it can impact your life in a number of ways.

How the O-Shot® Can Improve Your Sex Life

Low sex drive. Painful intercourse. Inability to orgasm. Sound familiar? You could be suffering from sexual dysfunction. It’s a real condition, and it’s treatable. Find out how the O-Shot® — a platelet-rich plasma therapy — could help you.

My Hormones Are Out of Balance

Hormones are important chemical messengers in your body. When they’re out of balance, you could experience a range of unpleasant symptoms. Learn the signs of hormone imbalance and what you can do to relieve your symptoms.

Help! I'm Struggling With Low Libido

Low libido can make you feel embarrassed, frustrated, and angry. It’s a common problem, but you don’t have to accept it. Learn more about sexual dysfunction, what causes it, and how you can treat it to revitalize your sex life.