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FDA Issues Warning About Dietary Supplements Containing Active Drug Ingredients

The FDA has issued a safety alert to consumers involving several dietary supplements including Rhino 7, Papa Zen, Fifty Shades, and Grande X. The safety alert warns consumers that the products may include undeclared active prescription drug ingredients.

The products are labeled as a dietary supplement and each is packaged as a blister pack capsule. Product names and lot numbers are available in the FDA’s safety alert here.

Voluntary Recall of Dietary Supplements

Gadget Island, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the dietary supplements at the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients – sildenafil, desmethyl carbodenafil, and tadalafil.

Undeclared Active Ingredients May Pose Danger to Consumers

Use of products with undeclared active ingredients sildenafil, tadalafil and desmethyl carbodenafil may pose a threat to consumers. The active ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin). That could cause a significant drop in blood pressure that may be life threatening.

Men Who Use Nitrates for Cardiac Conditions Are Most At Risk

Among the adult male population who are most likely to use these products, adult males who use nitrates for cardiac conditions are the most at risk from these products.

FDA Recommendations

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking these products.

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Jeff Krawitz, Casualty Litigator, Stark and Stark Law firm
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Jeff Krawitz is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Accident & Personal Injury Group and concentrates his practice in casualty litigation focusing on complex injury, coverage issues and bad faith claims. He also has, and continues to, litigate claims arising from motor vehicle and transportation accidents, many of which involve catastrophic damages. His practice also includes the representation of litigants in professional liability claims including those involving medical negligence. Mr. Krawitz has extensive experience in both state and federal courts...

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