NEW YORK – A dietary supplement is being recalled for possibly being too effective for what it is marketed for, which also makes it potentially dangerous. The Protein Shoppe LLC is voluntarily recalling all batches of its so-called Red-E male enhancement tablet after lab tests revealed an undeclared drug: sildenafil.
Sildenafil is the active ingredient in the brand name drug Viagra, which treats erectile dysfunction.
Red-E was sold online at rgvproteinshoppe.com as a nutritional supplement, not a medicine. This could pose a health risk to someone with an underlying health condition and inadvertently taking an undeclared drug such as sildenafil, which is a PDE-5 inhibitor.
“For example, PDE-5 inhibitors may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) by lowering blood pressure to dangerous levels that are [sic] fatal and could cause serious adverse health consequences, ”the company said in an announcement posted on the FDA website.
If you have purchased this product, you must not use it and return it to the point of purchase.
If you have any questions, you can contact The Protein Shoppe by phone at 956-687-3539, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at The Protein Shoppe LLC, 101 E Exp. 83 Ste. A-1 Pharr, TX 78557.
In recent years, other supplements intended for purportedly enhancing male libido have been pulled from stores and recalled for containing undeclared sildenafil.
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