Male-Enhancement Products Pose Health Risks: FDA

Law360, New York (March 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that two male-enhancement products touted as all-natural supplements actually contain unapproved chemicals that may interact dangerously with prescription drugs.

The FDA advised consumers Tuesday not to purchase or use “Blue Steel” or “Hero” products because they could cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure in people with underlying conditions.

The capsules, sold online, contain substances that are chemically similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction, the agency said. However, these...
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