Posted May 29, 2003

Recall and Warning for Another Sexual Enhancement Supplement Illegally Containing Viagra Ingredient

On May 23, Best Life International, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, warned consumers not to purchase or consume the product known as Viga. This product, which is being marketed as a dietary supplement, contains the unlabeled drug ingredient sildenafil, which may pose possible serious health risks to some users. Viga is sold in bottles of 30 tablets which are distributed by Best Life International Inc. This product is being promoted for increasing desire, confidence and sexual performance. The product is sold without medical prescription.

The interaction between nitrates and sildenafil can result in profound and life-threatening lowering of blood pressure. The use of nitrates in any form is an absolute contraindication for sildenafil users. The potential for this product to be taken by unknowing nitrate users is real, since erectile dysfunction is often a concurrent condition in patients with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smokers and patients with ischemic heart disease.

Consumers who have purchased Viga tablets are urged to immediately discontinue their use and return to their place of purchase or directly to Best Life International Inc. at Reparto Antillano, Calle 1ra # 188, Mayaguez, PR 00680. Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact the company at 1-787-832-3287.