International Pharmaceuticals and FDA recall Viril-ity Power (VIP) Tablets

June 3, 2008

Viril-ity (VIP) Tablets are being recalled because they contain an undeclared substance.

International Pharmaceuticals and FDA have notified consumers and healthcare professionals that the company is recalling all supplement products sold under the brand name of Viril-ity Power (VIP) Tablets. The product is being recalled because one lot was found to contain a potentially harmful undeclared ingredient, hydroxyhomosildenafil, an analog of sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction. The undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to life-threatening levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take such nitrates. Consumers who have Viril-ity Power (VIP) Tablets should stop using it immediately and contact their healthcare professional if they experience any problems that may be related to taking this product. The entire 2008 MedWatch Safety Summary, including a link to the manufacturer's press release regarding this issue, can be found online.

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