Sex Supplement for Men Recall Alert
If your dietary supplement sex enhancement pill for men claims to be just as good as Viagra, there may be some truth to the marketing claim. According to a news release from the FDA, yet another male sex enhancement pill is being recalled because it contains a close relative of Viagra’s active ingredient sildenafil.
The FDA recently issued a press release alerting consumers that Reesna Inc., of Canoga Park, CA, is voluntarily recalling all lots of their Fuel Up Plus and Fuel Up High Octane sex enhancing supplements―particularly those that were distributed in August 2015 due to FDA lab scientists discovering that the supplements contain the undeclared ingredient hydroxythiohomosildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil.
The problem with the recalled sex supplements containing hydroxythiohomosildenafil is that not only is the ingredient not declared as it should be on its labeling, but it poses the risk of having similar pharmacological effects as that of the approved prescription-only Viagra based sildenafil.
Although Viagra is considered safe for most men, there is a health risk with men who are on drugs containing nitrates in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin, which could lead to an unfavorable drug interaction between the nitrates and the sildenafil analogue such as a lowering of blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Typically, men with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates and could unknowingly put their health at risk because the manufacturer of the recalled sex enhancement pills failed to mention the presence of the sildenafil analogue on the package labeling.
According to the FDA, Reesna Inc. is notifying its customers by email and telephone that they should not consume Fuel Up and should return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund.
If anyone has used the product and experienced any adverse reactions to the supplements they are advised to contact their physician immediately for an evaluation and contact the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax:
• Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
• Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 1-800-332-1088 FREE to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
For more recalled male sex supplements, here are some warnings on earlier recalled supplements and what to look for when shopping for a sex supplement: