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Posted March 20, 2007

Recall of Adulterated Sexual Enhancement Supplement

As posted on the FDA website, on March 15, 2007, the company Barodon SF of Los Angeles, CA announced that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's supplement product sold under the name V.MAX. Barodon SF is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of V.MAX samples found the product contains aminotadalafil. Aminotadalafil is an analog of Tadalafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED). This poses a threat to consumers because aminotadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. According to the FDA, consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. According to the FDA, ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and they may seek products to enhance sexual performance. Additionally, FDA advises that aminotadalafil may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing.

V.MAX is sold nationwide and in the past has also been exported to South Korea and Japan. V.MAX is packaged with an outer box containing three smaller inner boxes each containing five capsules making it a total of 15 capsules per unit.

Consumers who have V.MAX in their possession should stop use immediately. In the event of any adverse side effects due to its consumption, consumers should contact a physician right away. Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088 or by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178 or by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787.

The company advises that any unused portion be returned to Barodon SF, Inc. for a full purchase price refund by calling (213) 381-8272 for instructions on the return and refund process.

No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product.

Barodon SF, Inc. is working closely with the FDA in the recall process to prevent further issues regarding V.MAX.