(WKBN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns consumers to beware of contaminated energy products intended for sexual enhancement.
After initial warnings, the FDA clarified that these products were marketed as sex enhancers with sexual-enhancing effects.
The FDA is notifying consumers that certain products advertised as energy boosters have been found to contain hidden ingredients that may pose serious health risks.
FDA inspection has found that the following products contain active ingredients not listed on the product label.
- BIG GUYS Male Energy Supplement, published August 22
- Men’s Maximum Energy Supplement, Available August 22nd
- Round 2, published August 22
- Genergy, published Aug. 22
- WeFun, published on August 22nd
- X MAX Triple Shot Energy Honey August 22nd
- Vegetal Vigra 200mg, available August 9
- V=GRA GOLD 500mg, issued May 11
- Honey Girl Issued May 5
- Infinity 10K, May 5th
BIG GUYS Male Energy Supplement, Mens Maximum Energy Supplement, WeFun, Vegetable Vigra, V=GRA GOLD 500mg, and Honey Girl contain sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Viagra used to treat erectile dysfunction. is included. FDA approval of Viagra is limited to use under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional.
Round 2, Genergy, and X MAX Triple Shot Energy Honey contain tadalafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Cialis used to treat erectile dysfunction, also under licensed supervision. Restricted to use only in
Infinity 10K contains tadalafil and sildenafil, the active ingredients in the FDA-approved prescription drugs Cialis and Viagra used to treat erectile dysfunction. FDA approval of Cialis and Viagra is limited to use under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional.
The FDA said the list included only a subset of potentially dangerous products. Even if the product is not on this list, consumers should exercise caution before using this type of sexual enhancement product.
These products can potentially cause serious side effects and may interact with medications and dietary supplements that consumers are taking. The FDA warns that consumers should be careful when considering purchasing these types of products.
“From our 10-year testing, it is clear that retailers and distributors, including online marketplaces, have not effectively prevented these types of potentially harmful products from being sold to consumers. It’s clear,” the FDA warns.
The FDA encourages consumers and health care professionals to report any adverse events to FDA’s MedWatch adverse event reporting program. This allows the FDA to take steps to protect the public from unsafe products.