Earlier this week, Organc Herbal Supply announced that it was voluntarily recalling many of its male and female sexual enhancement supplements. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the male enhancement products contain Tadalafil, which is a drug approved by the FDA as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. The female supplements contain Flibanserin, which is an FDA approved drug for hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Since the supplements have a drug, they are now considered as an unapproved drug, not a supplement.
According to the FDA, use of the supplements could be hazardous because the undeclared ingredients could interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and could lower blood pressure. Many patients with high blood pressure, heart disease, or high cholesterol take nitrates. Erectile dysfunction is common in men with those conditions, which could lead them to take the supplements. The company is offering a refund to any customers with the recalled products. Any customers who have had health problems are urged to call their doctor.It’s not certain how the prescription drugs ended up in the supplements. Unfortunately, supplements are typically not very carefully monitored, and can end up being dangerous to consumers. If you have been harmed by a supplement, you should speak with an attorney. You may have some legal options. Call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation, or visit our Facebook page.