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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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, 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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    Update on an FDA warning about “natural alternatives” to treat impotence

    Last year, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use 7 supplements that were sold online to treat impotence and enhance sexual performance.

    All but one are still marketed either by the same name or a different name. So, I’ve restated the warning with an update on the new names.

    • Zimaxx contains sildenafil (Viagra): Now called Zimaxx 2000.

    The rest contain vardenafil, the active ingredient in Levitra, another prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence.

    • Libidus: Now called Maxidus
    • Neophase: Continues to be sold by that name
    • Nasutra: Now called Kama Sutra Rx
    • Vigor-25: Now called Rize 2
    • Actra-Rx: Now called Actra-Sx
    • 4Everon: Doesn’t appear to be sold anymore

    You can’t be sure that the “new” products eliminated the Viagra or Levitra from their formualtions.

    The problem is that consumers may not know that these ingredients can interact with medications and dangerously lower their blood pressure.

    7/13/06 10:25 JR Updated 3/6/07 00:22 JR

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