FDA Consumer Alert: Do Not Use Vigor-25
November 19, 2010 - According to a news release published today by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Vigor-25, a product marketed as a natural dietary supplement to enhance male sexual performance, should not be purchased or used because it contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra.
“This product is dangerous to consumers because it claims to contain only natural ingredients when it actually contains a prescription drug ingredient,” said Deborah M. Autor, director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Tainted products place consumers at risk of injury and death, especially those consumers with underlying health conditions.”
Why may Vigor-25 be dangerous?
According to the FDA announcement, Sildenafil may interact with prescription drugs known as nitrates, including nitroglycerin, and can dangerously lower blood pressure.
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. Sexual enhancement products promising rapid effects (e.g., claim to work in minutes to hours) or long-lasting effects (e.g., claim to last 24-72 hours) are likely to contain a contaminant.
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Have there been any injuries as a result of this product?
The FDA is currently investigating the reported death of a 26-year old man, possibly associated with the use of Vigor-25.
Need more information about this recall?
If you feel you’ve been harmed by Vigor-25, or would just like additional information about this product warning, click here to view the official FDA announcement .
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