International Pharmaceuticals Recalls Dietary Supplements
International Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., P.O. Box 5165, Bradford, MA 01835, announced today that it is conducting a voluntary recall of all the company's supplement product sold under the brand name of Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs, 560mg/serving.
International Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of a sample from one lot of the product revealed that it contained a potentially harmful undeclared ingredient, hydroxyhomosildenafil. FDA asserts that this ingredient is an analog of sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active chemical ingredient of an FDA-approved drug used for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men to enhance sexual performance. The use of undeclared chemicals pose a threat to consumers because they may harmfully interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take such nitrates.
VIP Tabs are sold in retail outlets nationwide and are packaged into 2-capsule blister packs and 8-capsule bottles.
Customers who have this product in their possession should stop using it immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this product.