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Male Enhancement Supplement Recalled Over Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted on in Product Liability

By Shawn Kasserman

male enhancement supplement, Chicago defective drug lawyerConsumers trust that the items they find on a store shelf are safe, but this is not always the case. A widespread recall of several male enhancement dietary supplements, all marketed and sold by R Thomas Marketing LLC, highlights the risks and dangers of this all too common issue. The voluntary recall of this dangerous and defective drug has not come too late for some.

About the Recall

Sold and marketed as male enhancement drugs, the tainted dietary supplements (Black Ant, Herb Viagra, Real Skill, Street Overlord, Weekend Prince, and African Black Ant) all contain undisclosed sildenafil, a PDE-5 inhibitor. Although this is the same FDA-approved ingredient found in popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, its lack of disclosure and the potential side effects of the drug (including the potential for bad drug interactions) put users at risk.

Potential Risks

For some, the negative effects of taking the sex enhancement drugs may be non-threatening, resulting only in flushing and headaches. However, PDE-5 inhibitors are known to interact negatively with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as those found in some medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. And, unfortunately, a large percentage of the men who receive medication for these prescriptions also often suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Recommendations

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled dietary supplements are being instructed to stop using them immediately. The products may be returned to the manufacturer. (Note: no mention has been made on the FDA site regarding whether or not a refund will be issued.) Anyone that suspects that they may be suffering from an adverse reaction should seek medical treatment or schedule an appointment with their primary care physician.

Harmed by a Defective Drug or Supplement? Our Attorneys Can Help

When consumers are harmed by defective drugs and supplements, the manufacturer can and should be held accountable. Unfortunately, when that injury involves an undisclosed ingredient, tracing the source can be difficult. Moreover, defective drug cases are often complex and lengthy matters that require skill, experience, and diligence to succeed. As such, victims should never handle these matters on their own.

The attorneys at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman possess the skills, experience, and investigatory resources needed to pursue complex pharmaceutical litigation cases. Dedicated, diligent, and committed to helping you receive justice and compensation, we can provide you with aggressive representation throughout the entire process to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Schedule your free initial consultation with our Chicago pharmaceutical litigation attorneys today for more information. Call 312-605-8800 today.

Sources:

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm465024.htm

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