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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    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

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