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: The list is almost too long… to list

    There are 2 things in CAM you can count on.

    First: There’s a good chance that the contents of the supplement you buy are likely to be less than what’s listed on the label.

    Second: “Natural” supplements sold to improve libido or lose weight are likely to rely on an unauthorized and unlabeled use of a prescription drug such as Viagra (for erectile dysfunction) or Meridia (for weight loss).

    Support for these statements is here and here.

    Now we discover, the following products are all contaminated with sulfoaildenafil, similar to sildenafil (Viagra) — an FDA-approved drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction.

    • Stiff Nights
    • Aziffa
    • Size Matters
    • Erex
    • Mojo
    • Hard Drive
    • Eyeful
    • Red Magic
    • Straight Up
    • Zotrex
    • Monster Excyte
    • WOW
    • Xaitrex,
    • Verect
    • Prolatis
    • Xytamax
    • Maxyte
    • Libidinal
    • OMG
    • OMG45
    • Zilex (with Golden Spear)

    The bottom line?

    The company responsible for this mess is Novacare LLC — a name that any wise consumer will remember.

    This undeclared ingredient (sulfoaildenafil) may 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.

    8/11/10 16:02 JR

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