Consumer Safety Alert: Extenze Nutritional Supplements recalled nationwide due to undeclared drug ingredients that can pose a serious risk to health. Consumers in possession of product from the lots in question should return or discard any unused Extenze tablets immediately.
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What’s the problem?
February 23, 2011 – This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Biotab Nutraceuticals, Inc. will be recalling two lots of EXTENZE nutritional supplement tablets due to counterfeit products containing dangerous undeclared drug ingredients. More specifically:
- lot 0709241 contains tadalafil and sildenafil
- lot 0509075 contains tadalafil and sibutramine
The counterfeit products are sold at the retail level nationwide in the form of carded four-packs (lot 0709241) and in the form of a box of thirty tablets divided into two fifteen tablet blister packs (lot 0509075).
Why are these drugs dangerous?
Typically used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), tadalafil and sildenafil may interact with some nitrates and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
Sibutramine was withdrawn from the market in October 2010 because it has been found to present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
It is important to note that the counterfeit Extenze product is not manufactured, distributed or packaged by Biotab, but is falsely marked with the same lot numbers used by the genuine product. Because it is difficult to distinguish the counterfeit from the genuine product, Biotab decided to conduct this recall of the two affected lots. It is possible that there may be other counterfeit products on the market that have yet to be identified.
FDA Press Release on EXTENZE
If you’d like more specific information about this nationwide recall, please visit the FDA website to view the official press release.
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