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The United States: West Coast Nutritionals, Ltd. Issues a Drug Recall of Products Firminite, Extra Strength Instant Hot Rod and Libidron due to Undeclared Tadalafil
West Coast Nutritionals, Ltd. is conducting a voluntary recalling all lots of Firminite, Extra Strength Instant Hot Rod and Libidron capsules to the consumer level. All lots of these three products contain undeclared Tadalafil which can pose a serious risk to health. Tadalafil is an active ingredient of an FDA approved drug for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). FDA advises that this poses a threat to consumers because Tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. FDA advises that Tadalafil may cause side effects such as headaches and flushing. Consumers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these products.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products. The news regarding the product Firminite has been released by the FDA and was posted on the website of Drug Office on 17 May 2012.

Ends/ Monday, May 21, 2012
Issued at HKT 10:55
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