A&H Focal, which manufactures dietary supplements, is recalling 29 of the supplements due to undeclared erectile dysfunction ingredients. The company announced that the supplements, which are reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, contain PDE-5 inhibitors, which are an active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction. Because of these extra ingredients, these supplements are considered tainted, unapproved drugs.
The company announced that these products are a threat because the undeclared ingredient could interact with nitrates found in prescription drugs to lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. In some cases, people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or high cholesterol use those nitrates. The products that were recalled were supplements to help with male sexual enhancement. The recalled supplements include Maca Gold, Max Man, Black Ant, Gold Vigra, as well as others.
Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for supplements to make their way onto the market with undeclared ingredients. Although typically these supplements cause no long term damage, in rare cases they can cause serious health problems and even death. In that situation, the company can be held legally liable for damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and even punitive damages in some cases.
If you have been harmed by a supplement, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges. We can help. You may have legal rights of which you are unaware. Call us today at 855-947-0707. You can also learn more about our firm on Facebook. Call to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.