If You Take Male Enhancement Pills, Read This ASAP
If you’ve experienced erectile dysfunction, your physician may have prescribed medications like tadalafil and sildenafil. These drugs belong to a group of meds called PDE-5 Inhibitors, and are FDA approved for treating ED. But recently, tadalafil and sildenafil were found in several non-prescription male enhancement pills, prompting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue warnings about their safety.
Five brands of male sexual enhancement pills sold nationwide on Amazon are being recalled after tests found samples tainted with unapproved drugs for treating male erectile dysfunction.
Unlike prescription ED drugs, male enhancement pills that claim to boost libido and stamina are unregulated, which means they could be ineffective at best—and dangerous at worst.
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Below is a list of the recalled products caused the agency to be concerned, and what you should do if you’ve purchased them.
Esupplements Is Recalling Hard Dawn Rise and Shine Capsules
On January 31, the FDA announced that Esupplementsales, LLC recalled its Hard Dawn Rise and Shine capsules. Marketed as a dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement, the capsules were found to contain tadalafil, an ingredient approved by the FDA for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction.
The affected Hard Dawn Rise and Shine supplement is packaged in a 10-count blister pack with lot number 2107 and an expiration date of 07/2024, according to the FDA notice.
To date, Esupplementsales, LLC says it has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
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Celebrate Today Recalled Red Mammoth Capsules
Per an FDA announcement on February 8, Celebrate Today recalled its Red Mammoth capsules. Red Mammoth capsules are marketed as a dietary supplement for male enhancement and is packaged in 10 count blister cards packaged in a carton.
The affected Red Mammoth packages include lot DK1027 with an expiration date of 08/01/2023. The product can be identified by the label below and was distributed and fulfilled by Amazon at nationwide between 1/2021 and 2/2022.
According to the FDA notice, Celebrate Today was informed by Amazon that laboratory analysis found the product to be tainted with both sildenafil and tadalafil. Per the notice, Celebrate Today has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
Junp LLC Is Recalling MegMan Performance Booster Capsules
Manufacturer Junp LLC issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its MegMan Performance Booster capsules, which were found to be tainted with tadalafil. The affected lot number is 2010291, and the product has an expiration date of Jan. 7, 2024. The capsules are packaged in blister packs of 10 within a carton with the UPC number 8 48998 0091 2. According to the recall notice, MegMan Performance Booster capsules were distributed online and fulfilled by Amazon from Nov. 10, 2021 until Dec. 27, 2021 across the U.S.
Tadalafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor used to treat ED. However, the MegMan Performance Booster capsules are not FDA-approved, so could pose serious health risks. The presence of tadalafil puts the supplement in the class of unapproved drugs, “for which the safety and efficacy has not been established,” according to the recall notice.
Junp LLC is notifying its distributors and customers by Amazon Messaging and is arranging return of all recalled products. You can also contact Junp LLC by phone at 929-559-4706 on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST or by email at email@example.com.
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Red Pill Supplements Are Being Recalled Because They May Contain Undeclared IngredientsYour Favorite Shop issued a recall on specific packages of its male enhancement supplement, The Red Pill, which was sold and distributed nationwide on Amazon. The affected product comes in 10-count blister packs. The lot number 26436989 is printed on the packaging, and has an expiration date of 10/30/2023. According to the notice, the product recall was issued because the supplement was found to contain tadalafil. To date, Your Favorite Shop has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall, according to the FDA notice.
MacDaddy Supplements Being Voluntarily Recalled
Mac Daddy Supplements
ABC Sales 1 Inc, the manufacturer of Mac Daddy Red Capsules and Mac Daddy Purple Capsules, issued a recall on these products on February 8. Both supplements were also sold and distributed on Amazon.
The affected Red Capsules can be identified by the lot number 1230004, an expiration date of 03/30/2024, the Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN) B07TLDZLY2, and UPC 742137605191.
Packaging for the Purple Capsules includes lot number 1230005, an expiration date of 03/30/2024, ASIN B08Z63Z4QK, and UPC 742137605764.
The Mac Daddy Purple Capsules and Red Capsules are being voluntarily recalled because they may contain tadalafil and sildenafil. These medications are not approved for use in the supplements, and their presence in the male enhancement pills makes them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can call the manufacturer on 845-459-0632 Monday – Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST.
Taking The Unapproved Pills Could Cause “Life-Threatening” Health Risks
Like any medication, tadalafil and sildenafil can cause side effects, but are general safe if taken under the guidance of a physician. However, these drugs aren’t approved in unregulated supplements.
For certain people, taking the affected supplements could cause “serious health problems,” according to the FDA notices.
PDE-5 inhibitors may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin). This interaction can lower blood pressure to “dangerous levels that may be life-threatening,” according to the recall notice. Nitrates are often found in drugs used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
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What To Do If You Have Any Of The Recalled Products At Home
If you have any of the recalled products at home, stop taking them right away, and to contact your physician if you feel that you’ve experienced any health problems that could be related to taking the supplements.
Adverse reactions or quality problems related to using any of the products may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, or by fax at 800-FDA-0178.