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Posted July 13, 2022

FDA Warns Sellers of Tainted Honey-Based Sexual Enhancement Products

On July 12, 2022, the FDA issued warning letters to four companies selling honey-based products promoted for sexual enhancement after tests conducted by the FDA found the products to contain the prescription drugs Tadalafil and Sildenafil.

Tadalafil (the active ingredient in Cialis) and Sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) are prescribed for erectile dysfunction. These drugs can cause symptoms like headache and flushing and can interact with medications containing nitrates such as nitroglycerin, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure.

The products were sold on Etsy and company websites and were promoted with statements such as, “Reduces vaginal discharge and protects against bacterial infection.” These honey-based products were also promoted to treat arthritis, lower cholesterol, and accelerate the healing of fractured bones among other things.

To see the warning letter for each product, click the link below.

In April 2022, the FDA warned consumers not to use these and other honey-based products that were found to contain prescription drugs, including:

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products and immediately stop use. Consumers and healthcare providers can report any adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch Program or through the Safety Reporting Portal.

See ConsumerLab’s Review of Sexual Enhancement Supplements for more information and tests of related products.

For more information, use the link below.

FDA Warns Four Companies for Selling Tainted Honey-based Products with Hidden Active Drug Ingredients

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