In addition to the potentially toxic contaminants found in some male enhancement pills, most studies have found that these supplements have a negligible effect at best, which begs the question - is it really worth it? Let’s take a closer look.
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Male Enhancement Pill Recalls
The Vitamin Shoppe One Daily Men’s Recall
June 11, 2019 - The Vitamin Shoppe was hit with a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed the supplement “The Vitamin Shoppe One Daily Men’s 50+” caused him to develop nerve and kidney damage requiring surgery. Plaintiff claims The Vitamin Shoppe illegally duped the public regarding safety of the product, and that the company was negligent, breaching warranties over a defective product for which it should face strict product liability.
X-ROCK 3 Day Pill For Men / Z-ROCK Recall
July 20, 2012 - CRM Laboratories recalled all lots of X-ROCK 3 Day Per Pill For Men and Z-ROCK dietary supplements because they contained sildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil, analogues of an ingredient found in an FDA-approved erectile dysfunction medication. The recalled supplements are blue capsules, and packaged either individually on a cardboard blistercard, blister double packs, or in white plastic bottles (6, 12 & 24 count).
V-Maxx Rx Recall
May 25, 2012 - Canton, Mississippi-based The Menz Club, LLC, recalled the dietary supplement V-Maxx Rx after routine testing determined the product contained undeclared sulfoaildenafil, making it an unapproved new drug. Affected lot numbers included:
- Single Count, UPC Code 2802803561, Lot Nos. 101108, 101009, 101010, 101011
- Five Count, UPC Code 0972859402, Lot Nos.: 101108, 101109, 101110
- Ten Count, UPC code 0913251017, Lot Nos.: 301000, 301001
Firminite / Instant Hot Rod / Libidron Recall
May 18, 2012 - West Coast Nutritionals, LTD, recalled Firminite, Extra Strength Hot Rod, and Libidron over concerns they contained undeclared tadalafil (another analogue of siladenafil). The products were distributed to customers and retailers nationwide, FDA said.
February 29, 2012 - Regeneca, Inc. recalled all lots of single capsule RegenErect after the product was found to be contaminated with tadalafil, making the product an unapproved drug. The recalled RegenErect was sold as a blue capsule sold in foil packets, which could be identified with a UPC code of 816860010055. The products were sold nationwide and in Puerto Rico via Internet sales, according to the FDA.
Hard Ten Days Recall
February 24, 2012 - Supplement recalled nationwide after found to contain undeclared sildenafil, FDA said.
Man King Recall
February 23, 2012 - Male enhancement supplement recalled after FDA analysis finds undeclared sildenafil in the product.
February 13, 2012 - RegenArounse supplement recalled for undeclared tadalafil, making it an unapproved new drug. Affected products were from Lot Number 130100, featured a UPC Code 816860010079, and had an expiration date of 12/5/2013. The products were distributed as pink capsules sold in foil packets via Internet sales to consumers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico between November 29, 2011 and February 10, 2012.
Via Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Recall
July 15, 2011 - Global Wellness, LLC, recalled VIA XTREME ULTIMATE SEXUAL ENHANCER DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR MEN because it contained sulfoaildenafil methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil, ingredients not marketed due to safety concerns.
Nite Rider Maximum Sexual Enhancer & STUD Capsules Recall
January 24, 2011 - Kanec USA Inc., recalls all lots of Nite Rider Maximum Sexual Enhancer For Men and STUD Capsule for Men due to undeclared Sildenafil. The products were distributed to wholesalers in Florida in blister packs of one capsule per unit of use, 24 packets in a display box.
Mr. Magic Male Enhancer Recall
August 19, 2010 - Perrysburg, Ohio-based Glow Industries, Inc. issues nationwide recall for its Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands after it was found to contain Hydroxythiohomosildenafil and Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil, making it an unapproved new drug. Affected supplements contained lot numbers 9041401, 251209 and 8121904, according to the FDA.
What is Sulfoaildenafil, and why is it dangerous?
Sulfoaildenafil (thioaildenafil) is a synthetic chemical compound that is structurally identical to sildenafil, the active ingredient found in Viagra. It was first synthesized in 2005, and has yet to be approved by any health regulation agency. Like sildenafil, sulfoaildenafil is classified as a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor drug. Sulfoaildenafil and other similar analogues have been found in a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) ‘natural’ and ‘herbal’ sexual enhancement products. Many in the medical community believe that including these products as adulterants in OTC herbal aphrodisiacs and dietary supplements is an attempt to avoid both the legal restrictions on the sale of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs - which are available by prescription only in the United States - as well as the patent protection which prevents the sale of these medications by competitors except under license to their inventors.
To date, sulfoaildenafil has undergone no formal testing in either humans or animals, and as such represents a serious health risk to consumers due to its unknown safety profile. A number of attempts at banning sulfoaildenafil and its analogues as unlicensed medications have been made, but progress has been slow due to the fact that most laws targeting designer drugs are drafted to ban analogues of illegal drugs of abuse rather than analogues of prescription medications. However, as of this writing, at least one federal court case has resulted in a sulfoaildenafil analogue drug being taken off the market.
In December 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release warning the public about these products, stating, "The FDA has found many products marketed as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement during the past several years that can be harmful because they contain active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs or variations of these ingredients."
Sulfoaildenafil may interact with nitrates found in certain prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin. Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease may be at particular risk. Erectile dysfunction is a common issue in men with these conditions, and consumers may take products containing sulfoaildenafil to enhance sexual performance.
Additionally, sulfoaildenafil can lower the blood pressure to dangerous levels if administered in too high doses or in combination with other drugs. Via Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer and other drugs for erectile dysfunction work by dilating blood vessels and increasing the flow of blood to the penis. The danger in taking sulfoaildenafil and drugs with similar action is that dilation of blood vessels leads to lowered blood pressure. In the event of any adverse side effects due to the consumption of this product, consumers should contact a physician immediately.
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