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Posted May 17, 2012

FDA Warns of Drug Ingredients in Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On May 16, 2012, the U.S. FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use the following three sexual enhancement products: Boost - Ultra Sexual Enhancement Formula (sold on, Firminite (sold on, and VMaxx Rx (sold on

FDA laboratory analyses confirmed that these products contain undeclared active ingredients found in the erectile dysfunction drugs Cialis or Viagra, or an analog of such ingredients. These drugs 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.

Consumers should stop using these products immediately and throw them away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a health care professional as soon as possible.