FDA Warns Against Use of Two Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements

FDA Warns Against Use of Two Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements
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March 9, 2016

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) has released a pair of public notifications for two male sexual enhancement supplements deemed dangerous to consumers.

FDA laboratory analysis has confirmed that both Sextra and Neophase Natural Sex Enhancer contain unlisted ingredients that could pose a threat to individuals with certain medical conditions. Sextra contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Viagra used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Neophase Natural Sex Enhancer contains hydroxyacetildenafil, a substance structurally similar to sildenafil.

These undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.

The products were sold nationwide on various websites and possibly in some retail locations.

These notifications are used to inform the public of a growing trend of dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drugs and chemicals. These products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and body building and are often represented as being "all natural."

Customers with questions about these actions can contact the FDA by phone at (855) 543-3784 or by email at druginfo@fda.hhs.gov.