The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Consumer Alert: Magic Power Coffee

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that this instant coffee product, marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, contains an active drug ingredient that can dangerously lower blood pressure.

    Goodness! How could this happen?

    The FDA determined that Magic Power Coffee contains hydroxythiohomosildenafil–the active ingredient in the prescription drug called Viagra (sildenafil).

    Hydroxythiohomosildenafil, like sildenafil, may interact with prescription drugs known as nitrates, including nitroglycerin, and cause dangerously low blood pressure.

    To date, the FDA is not aware of any adverse events associated with the use of Magic Power Coffee, which is sold on the Internet in a 2-serving box and a 12-serving carton containing 6 2-serving boxes.

    The FDA advises consumers who experienced any negative side effects from Magic Power Coffee or other “natural” sexual enhancement products to consult a healthcare professional and safely discard the product. Consumers and healthcare professionals should report adverse events to the FDA’s MedWatch program at 800-FDA-1088 or online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.

    6/21/10 15:47 JR

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