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Posted September 18, 2012

Men’s Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Prescription Drug Recalled

On September 12, 2012, Body Basics Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide recall of ACTRA-Sx 500 Dietary Supplement Capsules after independent laboratory testing confirmed the supplement contains the prescription drug sildenafil citrate. Consumers who have purchased this supplement should not take it as this drug may pose a health risk. No adverse reactions have been reported at this time.

The sildenafil citrate in ACTRA-Sx is the active ingredient in an FDA approved drug for erectile dysfunction. This drug can cause symptoms like headache and flushing, and can interact with medications containing nitrates such as nitroglycerin, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure.

ACTRA-Sx Dietary Supplement Capsules were sold directly to consumers and through independent distributors in the Los Angeles area and are marked with a lot number of 008-A and an expiration date of December 2013.

ACTRA-Sx also contains Astragalus, cinnamon, aweto, a variety of B vitamins, zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium and Epimedium sagittatum, also known as horny goat weed. It was promoted for energy and sexual enhancement.

See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of B Vitamin Supplements, Zinc Supplements, Iron Supplements, Calcium Supplements, and Magnesium Supplements for tests of products that contain some of these ingredients, and the Review of Sexual Enhancement Supplements for tests of related products.

For more details on this recall, use the link below.