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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

The United States: Public Notification: "Royal Dragon Herbal Tonic Balls" contains hidden drug ingredient vardenafil
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Royal Dragon Herbal Tonic Balls, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Royal Dragon Herbal Tonic Balls contains vardenafil, the active ingredient in Levitra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction (ED).This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a health care professional as soon as possible.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product.

Ends/ Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:30