Consumer Alert: Global Wellness, LLC is now recalling VIA XTREME ULTIMATE SEXUAL ENHANCER DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR MEN because it may contain dangerous ingredients. Consumers should examine their stock immediately to determine whether they have any of the recalled products in their possession. If so, you are advised to discard the remaining product and contact a doctor if unusual symptoms appear.
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What’s the problem?
July 14, 2011 – According to a press release issued today on PR Newswire, Global Wellness, LLC is now recalling three lots of VIA XTREME ULTIMATE SEXUAL ENHANCER DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR MEN because it contains sulfoaildenafil methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil, ingredients that are not marketed due to safety concerns. Specific products involved in this recall include:
Lot numbers #809013, 806030, and A032111 VIA XTREME ULTIMATE SEXUAL ENHANCER DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR MEN
If you have any of the dietary supplements being recalled on hand, please discontinue use of the product immediately and return it to the manufacturer for a full refund. The address is:
Global Wellness, LLC
2854 Stirling Rd., Suite G
Hollywood, FL 33020
If you are a consumer and have further distributed this product, please identify the customers you sold it to and inform them of the recall. If you have any questions about this recall or need instructions on the return process, you may contact the company at (954) 922-1133 Monday through Friday between 9:00am to 4:00pm EDT. To date, there is no mention of this recall on the company’s website.
What is Sulfoaildenafil, and why is it dangerous?
Sulfoaildenafil (thioaildenafil) is a synthetic chemical compound that is structurally identical to sildenafil, the active ingredient found in Viagra. It was first synthesized in 2005, and has yet to be approved by any health regulation agency. Like sildenafil, sulfoaildenafil is classified as a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor drug. Sulfoaildenafil and other similar analogues have been found in a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) ‘natural’ and ‘herbal’ sexual enhancement products. Many in the medical community believe that including these products as adulterants in OTC herbal aphrodisiacs and dietary supplements is an attempt to avoid both the legal restrictions on the sale of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs – which are available by prescription only in the United States – as well as the patent protection which prevents the sale of these medications by competitors except under license to their inventors.
To date, sulfoaildenafil has undergone no formal testing in either humans or animals, and as such represents a serious health risk to consumers due to its unknown safety profile. A number of attempts at banning sulfoaildenafil and its analogues as unlicensed medications have been made, but progress has been slow due to the fact that most laws targeting designer drugs are drafted to ban analogues of illegal drugs of abuse rather than analogues of prescription medications. However, as of this writing, at least one federal court case has resulted in a sulfoaildenafil analogue drug being taken off the market.
In December 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release warning the public about these products, stating, “The FDA has found many products marketed as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement during the past several years that can be harmful because they contain active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs or variations of these ingredients.”
Sulfoaildenafil may interact with nitrates found in certain prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin. Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease may be at particular risk. Erectile dysfunction is a common issue in men with these conditions, and consumers may take products containing sulfoaildenafil to enhance sexual performance.
Additionally, sulfoaildenafil can lower the blood pressure to dangerous levels if administered in too high doses or in combination with other drugs. Via Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer and other drugs for erectile dysfunction work by dilating blood vessels and increasing the flow of blood to the penis. The danger in taking sulfoaildenafil and drugs with similar action is that dilation of blood vessels leads to lowered blood pressure. In the event of any adverse side effects due to the consumption of this product, consumers should contact a physician immediately.
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