Public told to stay away from ‘adulterated’ herbal dietary supplements for men
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the consumption of two “adulterated” dietary supplements for men.
A report in Manila Bulletin showed FDA’s recent advisory wherein the agency advised the public to avoid purchasing and consuming specific batches of ‘Ms for Male Tablet Herbal Dietary Supplement’ and ‘Bravo Maca + Jatropha + Corynaea Crassa Food Supplement for Men’.
For the Ms for Male Tablet Herbal Dietary Supplement, the advisory covers those with manufacturing date of February 20, 2017 and expiry date of February 19, 2021, while for Bravo, the warning covers those with Lot Number NU1Y617 and expiry date of March 26, 2019.
The agency noted in the report that the said products were found to contain Nortadalafil and Tadalafil based on its postmarketing surveillance.
Tadalafil is a prescription drug used to treat male sexual function problems, such as impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED), while Nortadalafil is an analog compound of tadalafil.
“The said components are prohibited in food/dietary supplements, since these pose potential health risks to the unwary consuming public, especially those who have had a stroke, severe vision loss, persons experiencing stomach ulcers, heart problems, kidney problems, liver disease, bleeding problem, blood cell problems, and low or high blood pressure,” FDA said.