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: Mr. Magic

    According to the distributor, it will awaken your magical power.

    But he FDA says Mr. Magic contains hydroxythiohomosildenafil and sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil (Viagra), the FDA-approved drugĀ  for male erectile dysfunction (ED), making this product an unapproved drug.

    The active ingredient (sulfoaildenafil) is not listed on the product label. People who use Mr. Magic are using a drug that may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

    People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates and are at greatest risk of side effects from Mr. Magic.

    The bottom line?

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related using Mr. Magic to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

    Consumers place their health at risk when they use supplements that contain undeclared prescription drugs, and in the field of of erectile dysfunction it appears that most “natural” products are a risky treatment option.

    8/13/10 18:52 JR

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