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: Revivexxx Extra Strength and Solo Slim

    Both have undeclared ingredients, which were discovered by the FDA.

    Both pose a risk to people who use them and are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

    Revivexxx Extra Strength

    • Contains tadalafil (Cialis), which is an FDA-approved drug to treat male erectile dysfunction.
    • It poses a threat to consumers because tadalafil 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.

    Solo Slim and Solo Slim Extra Strength

    • Contain the undeclared ingredient didesmethyl sibutramine, which is a derivative of the FDA-approved appetite suppressant sibutramine (Meridia).
    • These products pose a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients.
    • It may present a significant risk for people with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

    The bottom line?

    Return these products to the place of purchase for a full refund and contact your doctor if you experience any problems that may be related to taking these products.

    You can report adverse drug reactions to the FDA at their website.

    8/9/10 17:10 JR

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