A libido supplement called UP2, which claims to be all-natural, has been recalled because it has been found to be tainted with a prescription erectile dysfunction (ED) drug called sildenafil.
Med Man Distribution has voluntarily recalled all lots of UP2 libido supplements after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that it might contain sildenafil.
The drug regulatory body said, “Sildenafil is an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction. The presence of sildenafil in UP2 products renders them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established, therefore subject to recall.”
Sildenafil can interact with nitrates, such as nitroglycerine, which may be found in a few prescription drugs. Sildenafil and nitrates may interact adversely and lower your blood pressure to a potentially dangerous level, which could be life-threatening.
The FDA release added, “People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates and may be the population most likely to be affected. To date, Med Man has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.”
“Med Man is notifying its distributors and their customers by written email and is arranging for destruction of all recalled products,” the FDA announcement added.
The agency has advised consumers to stop using UP2 supplement and return it to retailers to get a refund. The agency has also advised consumers to report any side effects from using the supplements to their doctors. The FDA said, “Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.”