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Posted February 13, 2016

FDA Warns Nine Sexual Enhancement Supplements Contain Undeclared Drugs

The FDA recently warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements, which are sold on various websites and in some retail stores, because they were found to contain undeclared drugs: 

Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra and tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis, are drugs prescribed for erectile dysfunction. Desmethyl carbodenafil, hydroxythiohomosildenafil, and thiosildenafil are similar to sildenafil. 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.

Dapoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) drug, a class of drugs used to treat depression. Dapoxetine has not been approved by the FDA. SSRI drugs are associated with serious side effects including suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures, and can interact with other common medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, which can cause ventricular arrhythmia or sudden death.

Consumers who have purchased these supplements should discontinue use immediately and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

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

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