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Archive for the 'Erectile Dysfunction' Category

Consumer Alert: Man Up Now capsules

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Man Up Now claims to be “herbal” and “all natural.” Consumers may mistakenly assume the product is harmless and poses no health risk. One consumer below thinks it no big deal.

Consumers who have Man Up Now capsules should stop using them, because the FDA determined it contains sulfoaildenafil, a chemical similar to sildenafil, and the active ingredient in Viagra. (more…)

Consumer Alert: RegenArouse

Monday, February 13th, 2012

According to the FDA, RegenArouse (Lot 130100) contains tadalafil (Cialis), an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male erectile dysfunction, making this product an unapproved new drug. (more…)

Consumer Alert: X-Hero and Male Enhancer

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

FDA lab analysis of X-Hero found the product contains sulfosildenafil, the analogue of the active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug (sildenafil, Viagra, Revatio) used to treat erectile dysfunction.

In addition, FDA analysis of Male Enhancer found it contains tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca), the active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. (more…)

Treating impotence with red ginseng

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Prof. Ernst and researchers from the Korea Food Research Institute in Sungnam reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Rockhard Weekend, Pandora, Fruta Planta

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

FDA has received reports of adverse events associated with the use of Fruta Planta, including several cardiac events and one death.

In addition, FDA testing revealed that certain lots of RockHard Weekend and Pandor contain an analogue of sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male erectile dysfunction. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Vigor-25

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The FDA tells us that Vigor-25, a product marketed as a natural dietary supplement to enhance male sexual performance, should not be purchased or used because it contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra.

The FDA is investigating the reported death of a 26-year old man, possibly associated with the use of Vigor-25. (more…)

Combining soy isoflaones plus radiation for prostate cancer

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Soy isoflavones sensitize prostate cancer cells to radiation. They also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, which might help prevent the side effects of radiation.

Researchers at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan, studied the effects of soy isoflavone supplementation on the toxicity of external beam radiation therapy in patients with localized prostate cancer. (more…)

Consumer Alert: TimeOut

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

It’s labeled as “100% natural” and consumers may mistakenly assume the product is harmless and poses no health risk.

The FDA says, Not so fast, all you erectilely challenged people out there. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Mr. Magic

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

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 drug  for male erectile dysfunction (ED), making this product an unapproved drug. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Prolatis

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The distributor of this product recommends to, “Be ready when the time is right!”

The FDA says not so fast. Prolatis contains “sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil [Viagra],… making Prolatis an unapproved drug.” (more…)

Consumer Alert: The list is almost too long… to list

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Revivexxx Extra Strength and Solo Slim

Monday, August 9th, 2010

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. (more…)

Consumer Alert: ejaculoid XXTREME and stimuloid II

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The FDA found that these dietary supplements contain sulfoaildenafil, similar to sildenafil (Viagra).

The inclusion of sulfoaildenafil as an  active ingredient is not FDA-approved, making these products unapproved drugs. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Vialipro

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Vialipro is sold as a dietary supplement in the US.

The FDA found that certain batches of Vialipro contain sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil, which is used to treat male erectile dysfunction (impotence). (more…)

Consumer Alert: Magic Power Coffee

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that this instant coffee product, marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, contains an active drug ingredient that can dangerously lower blood pressure.

Goodness! How could this happen? (more…)

Increasing prevalence of side effects with yohimbine

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Yohimbine (yo HIM bean) increases the amount of blood flowing into the penis and prevents blood from flowing out, resulting in an erection. It’s sold under many brand names.

Here’s a report on side effect reported to the California Poison Control System. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Stiff Nights

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

stiffThis product is labeled as an “all natural dietary supplement” for natural sexual enhancement. But it’s not all natural, according to the FDA.

A representative from the company comments below to set the record straight (no pun intended). (more…)

Consumer Alert: Steam dietary supplement

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

The FDA has told Nutracoastal Trading LLC to recall its dietary supplement product called Steam. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Drugs that “boost” libido

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The FDA has told Nature & Health Co. to take its supplements, which are sold to treat impotence (erectile dysfunction), off the market. (more…)

Consumer Alert: Stamina-Rx

Friday, June 19th, 2009

FDA is removing a product sold under the name Stamina-Rx off the market. (more…)