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Consumer alert: Aspire36 and Aspire Lite Dietary Supplements

Guess what was found?

Aildenafil in trace amounts and dimethyl sildenafil thione, an analog of sildenafil (Viagra), the famous drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

The products are sold by Palo Alto Labs in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The FDA advises that consumers who have Aspire36 and Aspire Lite in their possession should stop using them immediately and report any adverse side effects to a physician right away.

There is the possibility that aildenafil and dimethyl sildenafil might interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.

3/4/08 17:26 JR

Hi, I’m JR

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.