Recall of ‘X-Rock’ example of problems with dietary supplements

Maker recalls ‘X-Rock’ male supplement – CNN.com.

The makers of an over-the-counter male sexual supplement are recalling the product after government tests showed some unlisted ingredients “pose a threat to consumers,” the company says.

Tests conducted by the Food and Drug Administration found that the supplement X-Rock contained sildenafil — an approved drug to treat erectile dysfunction — and related substance, hydroxythiohomosildenafil, the product’s manufacturer said in a statement annoucing the voluntary recall. The announcement from the product’s manufacturer, X-Rock Industries, was posted on the FDA’s website.

“These undeclared active ingredients pose a threat to consumers because sildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels,” X-Rock Industries said.

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There have been no issues so far, but ONCE AGAIN, dietary supplements, unregulated for their efficacy and usefulness, have been suggested as unsafe. You do not know what is in them. You do not know that they really work. ASK YOUR DOCTOR before taking any dietary supplements. You never know what you’re going to get.

When they have not been shown to work and may be dangerous, why use them?

  1 comment for “Recall of ‘X-Rock’ example of problems with dietary supplements

  1. April 26, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    Lovely site ….

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