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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release stating that Body Basics Inc., an Omaha, Ne., establishment, is recalling the dietary supplement ACTRA-Sx nationwide due to potentially dangerous undeclared ingredients. Independent lab analysis has determined that ACTRA-Sx contains Sildenafil Citrate, the active ingredient found in Viagra, making it an unapproved drug. ACTRA-Sx may interact with nitrates and other prescription medications, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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What’s the problem?

This recall affects:

  • ACTRA-Sx 500 Dietary Supplement Capsules, Lot 008-A, UPC# 830733002015, Expiration December 2013

The product is packaged in purple and gold capsules and is sold in bottles of five pills each.

Consumers with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or heart disease often take nitrates such as nitroglycerin. Because erectile dysfunction is a common issue in men with these conditions, consumers may seek out dietary supplements such as ACTRA-Sx to enhance sexual performance.

The Sildenafil Citrate contained in ACTRA-Sx has been linked to a number of severe side effects, which may include:

  • severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
  • chest pain
  • fainting
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • memory loss
  • numbness of an arm or leg
  • one-sided weakness
  • painful or prolonged erection
  • ringing in the ears
  • seizures
  • severe or persistent dizziness
  • severe or persistent vision changes
  • sudden decrease or loss of hearing
  • loss of vision in one or both eyes

Hundreds of Dietary Supplements Tainted with Prescription Drugs: FDA Study

Over 750 supplement brands were found to be tainted with 2 or more hidden drug ingredients, according to an October 2018 study published in the journal JAMA Network Open [1.].

Making matters worse, although the FDA identified these tainted supplements, less than half of these products were recalled by their manufacturers. This means that these products remain on the market, where they have the potential to cause serious health problems.

For the study, researchers from the California Department of Public Health looked at data from an FDA database on dietary supplements tainted with pharmaceuticals that had been identified by the agency from 2007 to 2016.

During this period, a total of 776 dietary supplements were found to contain at least 1 hidden drug ingredient. Of these, 86% were marketed for sexual enhancement or weight loss, and 12% were marked for muscle building.

The most common hidden drugs found in supplements were sildenafil for sex supplements, sibutramine (a banned weight-loss drug) for weight-loss supplements, and synthetic steroids or steroid-like ingredients for muscle-building supplements, the study found.

Overall, just 46% of adulterated supplement brands were ever recalled. Body Basics Inc. is warning distributors and consumers who have purchased ACTRA-Sx not to sell or consume it. Although ACTRA-Sx has been pulled off the market, consumers and distributors may still have some of the recalled products remaining in their possession. If you have ACTRA-Sx affected by this recall, discard it immediately or return it directly to the company for a full refund.

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