Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about male lifestyle dietary supplements containing undeclared ingredients that could interact with prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
FDA tests revealed that Vitalikor Fast Acting contains tadalafil and vardenafil, and counterfeit versions of ExtenZe Maximum Strength contain sildenafil. These drugs are used in FDA-approved prescription drugs to treat erectile dysfunction. These ingredients, which are not listed on the labels of the dietary supplements, interact with nitrates, which are used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, and could cause hypotension, or dangerously low blood pressure levels.
Consumers can identify the counterfeit versions of ExtenZe Maximum Strength by Lot Number 0512058 and the expiration date “EXP. May 16” that are stamped on the outer carton and embossed on the blister card.
Anyone that has obtained the drugs should stop using the products, and any adverse reactions should be reported to FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.