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Posted July 1, 2015

Undeclared Drugs Found In Male Enhancement Supplements

On June 10, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter American Lifestyle, following tests which found the company's sexual enhancement supplements Vicerex and Sudibil-Xr to contain the undeclared drugs propoxyphenyl thioaildenafil and tadalafil.

Propoxyphenyl thioaildenafil is similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra and tadalafil is the active ingredient in Cialis, drugs prescribed for erectile dysfunction. These drugs can cause symptoms like headache and flushing, and can interact with medications containing nitrates such as nitroglycerine, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure.  

(See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Sexual Enhancement Supplements for tests of related products).

In addition, statements made on the company's website about these and other supplements, including AloeElite, Biotin, Echinacea, Glucose M2, Kalawalla, Liver MaXX, OxyFlush, and Resvert were found to be drug claims. For example, AloeElite was promoted with statements such as " [A]lleviating the symptoms of ... Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease . . . Gastrointestinal bleeding... Psoriasis... Ulcers, Arthritis, Auto-immune Disorders, Gastritis Gastroenteritis

(See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Aloe Supplements for tests of related products.)

Biotin was promoted with statements such as "[U]sed orally for hair loss ... diabetes and mild depression."  

(See ConsumerLab.com's Review of B Vitamin Supplements for tests of related products).

Echinacea was promoted with statements such as "[N]atural cure for many different ailments including, snake bites and skin infections." 

(See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Echinacea Supplements for tests of related products.)

See Related Warnings:

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FDA Warns that "Stiff Nights" Enhancement Supplement Contains Undeclared Drug

Four Male Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Drug

Nine Male Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

Hidden Drug Found in Six Sexual Enhancement Supplements

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Hidden Drugs

Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Use Herbal Sexual Enhancement Supplement

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found to Contain Hidden Drug

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found To Contain Multiple Drugs

Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs

To read the FDA's warning letter, use the link below.