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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Global Wellness on Tuesday initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of its Via Extreme ultimate sexual enhancer dietary supplement for men.
The product — a bottle containing six blue-colored capsules per package — was distributed throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to Internet and retail consumers, the company reported.
Global Wellness is recalling only lots 809013 and 806030; the recall does not affect sales and distribution of Slim Extreme Gold and Gelslim, the company stated.
Global Wellness initiated the recall after having been informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration that laboratory analysis conducted by the FDA for lots 809013 and 806030 found that the product contains sulfoaildenafil methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil analogs of sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active ingredient of Viagra, a fact that makes Global’s Via Extreme lots technically unapproved drugs.
Sildenafil 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. Additionally, the product may cause such side effects as headaches and flushing.