Unapproved Substance Found in Fuel Up Supplements Prompts Recall
A supplement designed to treat men with erectile dysfunction (ED) is now subject to a recall due to the presence of a dangerous additive.
Reesna Inc. is recalling all lots of Fuel Up Plus and Fuel Up High Octane distributed in August 2015. The pills contain undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this ingredient is close in structure to sildenafil, known to consumers as Viagra. This similar drug is expected to work in the same way, have similar side events, and similar health risks when combined with certain medications.
Sildenafil may 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 nitrates.
No illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product.
The product was sold to distributors and retail stores nationwide and via internet sales.
Reesna Inc. is notifying its customers by email and telephone. Consumers should not consume Fuel Up and should return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund. The company has discontinued distribution of these affected products.
Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Reesna's Romy Navarro at (818) 576-0576.