Midwest Wholesale, a Missouri-based company that distributes over-the-counter male sexual enhancement ddrugs, has issued a voluntary recall of several brands because they contain the same effective ingredients found in prescription-only drugs Viagara and Cialis.
The recalled products were sold under brand names such as Boost Ultra, Extenze, and Magic for Men.
The recall affected at least 20 retailers in a dozen states; none of those retail stores are in Ohio, Midwest Wholesale spokesman John Schindele said late this morning. Affected states include Pennsylvania, New York, Illnois, Texas, Iowa, Georgia, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada and Wisconsin, Schindele said.
The effective ingredients found in prescription-only erectile dysfunction drugs pose a health risk for those who take certain medications for blood pressure or heart problems. The recall notice distributed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says, "These undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates."
Here's a list of the retail products included in the recall:
-- Boost Ultra: 12 pill bottle, Lot#B70130, Expiration 03/15; 3 pill bottle, Lot#B70130, Exp 3/2015; 1 pill pack, Lot#06012011, Exp 6/2014
-- XZone Gol: 1 pill pack, Lot#130710GL, Exp 7/31/18;
-- Sexy Monkey: 1 pill pack, Exp 12/31/14
-- Triple MiracleZen Platinum: 1 pill pack, Lot# OAWF1027, Exp 1/31/15 and Lot# OAWF1003, Exp 1/31/15
-- Magic for Men: 12 pill bottle, Lot# GP808, Exp 10/16 and 1 pill pack, Lot#BN030613, Exp 2/6/15
-- "New" Extenze: 30 pill box, Lot# 0512058, Exp 05/16
-- New XZen Platinum: 1 pill pack, Lot#130520PL, Exp 5/31/17
An FDA analysis found these products contained undeclared Sildenafil (the effective ingredient in Viagara) and/or Tadalafil (Cialis).
Consumers were advised to stop using these products immediately and throw the pills away or return them to the place of purchase. Those who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a health-care professional as soon as possible, the recall notice says.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Niza, Missouri-based Midwest Wholesale by phone (888-514-7110) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. ___