Two dietary supplements, Fuel Up Plus and Fuel Up High Octane, are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer. The supplements were marketed as a sexual enhancer for men, and were sold to distributors and retail stores nationwide and over the internet.
The supplements are being recalled due to undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil, which is an analogue of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This makes the dietary supplements an unapproved drug.
Hydroxythiohomosildenafil is similar to sildenafil, and could pose a threat to consumers. Sildenafil could interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. It’s common for consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or high cholesterol to take nitrates.
Consumers should not consume Fuel Up, and should return it immediately for a full refund. The company has discontinued distribution of the affected products. If a consumer does experience an adverse reaction, he should call his doctor, and should also report them to the FDA.
Companies unfortunately sometimes gamble with their customers’ health. They may put undeclared drugs in their products in an effort to produce the desired results, without much thought about what those drugs could do to customers.
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