Rhino products are not approved by the FDA and are sold at gas stations, online.
Users of Rhino male enhancement supplements are reporting health issues, such as chest pain and severe headaches, the United States Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday.
The undeclared ingredients in these products are the same or structurally similar to the active ingredients found in prescription drugs approved by the FDA to treat erectile dysfunction such as sildenafil and tadalafil in Viagra and Cialis, the FDA said in its report. communicated. The agency is also investigating contraband raw materials used to produce Rhino capsules since 2015.
“Hidden active drug ingredients continue to be identified in products that are misrepresented as dietary supplements and promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, bodybuilding and / or pain relief,” the communicated.
The FDA has received reports of chest pain, severe headaches, prolonged erections, and hospitalizations due to extreme drops in blood pressure after taking a Rhino product.
“In recent years, the FDA has fought the retail sale of male-enhancing drug products, which are often misrepresented as dietary supplements and which contain hidden and potentially harmful active drug ingredients. The distribution of unapproved drugs disguised as supplements puts American public health at risk, ”said Donald D. Ashley, director of the compliance office of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA in a statement. “We remain vigilant in our efforts to protect the American public from the sale of these potentially dangerous products. “
Agency encourages consumers who have experienced adverse health effects from a dietary supplement to report it through the FDA MedWatch Security Information Program.