September 18, 2012 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today stating that Body Basics Inc., an Omaha, Ne., establishment, is now 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.
Free ACTRA-Sx Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by ACTRA-Sx, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of ACTRA-Sx and we can help.
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
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- memory loss
- numbness of an arm or leg
- one-sided weakness
- painful or prolonged erection
- ringing in the ears
- severe or persistent dizziness
- severe or persistent vision changes
- sudden decrease or loss of hearing
- sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes
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 product 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.
Do I Have an ACTRA-Sx Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in ACTRA-Sx recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ACTRA-Sx injury cases in all 50 states.
Free ACTRA-Sx Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by ACTRA-Sx, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a ACTRA-Sx injury suit and we can help.