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.

  • Common sense considerations

    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: Vialipro

    Vialipro is sold as a dietary supplement in the US.

    The FDA found that certain batches of Vialipro contain sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil, which is used to treat male erectile dysfunction (impotence).

    Since the FDA never approved inclusion of sulfoaildenafil in Vialipro, that makes it an unapproved drug.

    The bottom line?

    Vialipro, says the FDA, “may pose a threat to the consumer because the interaction of the analogue [sulfoaildenafil] with some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.”

    Consumers who have purchased Vialipro should discontinue its use and return it to Good Health, Inc. Here’s a website that lists the lot numbers of the product that are contaminated.

    7/20/10 22:28 JR

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