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FDA requests recall of two men’s energy supplements

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA requests a recall of True Man Sexual Energy Nutrient Capsules and Energy Max Energy Supplement Men's Formula Capsules because they contain potentially harmful and undeclared ingredients, the agency announces Nov. 2. The products are advertised as being "all natural" alternatives to FDA-approved erectile dysfunction drugs, but could interact with medications and cause low blood pressure because True Man and Energy Max contain analogs of sildenafil and vardenafil, the active ingredients in Pfizer's Viagra and GlaxoSmithKiline's/Schering-Plough's Levitra, respectively. FDA repeatedly has said its plans to ramp up enforcement against companies using drug ingredients in supplements (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 15, 2007, p. 3)...

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