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    <h2>Inflating the truth: FDA warns fake herbal sex pills contain Viagra ingredients<br /></h2> <p class=”author-section byline-plain”>By Daily Mail Reporter <br /> <span class=”article-timestamp article-timestamp-updated”> <span class=”article-timestamp-label”>Updated:</span> <time datetime=”2011-05-14T01:47:26+0100″> 01:47 GMT, 14 May 2011 </time> </span> </p> <div data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” id=”articleIconLinksContainer”>

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    <span></span> <p class=”count-number”> 5</p> <p class=”count-text”>View <br /> comments</p> </div> <p>The FDA are warning men who brought a herbal sex-enhancement product that they may get more than they bargained for – as the pills contain ingredients found in Viagra.</p><p>The bogus pills are packaged as a real herbal product called ExtenZe, and resemble the real ExtenZe pills in every way expect for the added prescription only chemicals tadalafil and sildenafil.</p><p>Both these active ingredients are in Cialis and Viagra and both drugs require a doctor’s prescription.</p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”> Counterfeit: The real ExtenZe is billed as a 'herbal' product, and unlike the tampered pills, does not contain ingredients from Viagra or Cialis <noscript> Counterfeit: The real ExtenZe is billed as a 'herbal' product, and unlike the tampered pills, does not contain ingredients from Viagra or Cialis </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>Counterfeit: The real ExtenZe is billed as a ‘herbal’ product, and unlike the tampered pills, does not contain ingredients from Viagra or Cialis</p></div> <p>This is the latest in a string of cases where real drugs for erectile dysfunction and other conditions appeared in herbal supplements that were marketed to treat those conditions.</p><p>In February, Biotab voluntarily recalled two lots of counterfeit ExtenZe that contained tadalafil, sildenafil and sibutramine, a weight-loss pill that is not approved for sale in the U.S.</p><p>At the time, Biotab said that other counterfeit products might still be on store shelves.</p><p>Ilisa Bernstein, deputy director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said: ‘This incident is an example of a growing trend of products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drugs and chemicals.</p><p>’These types of products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and body building, and are often represented as being `all natural.'</p><p>’Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing products promoted for these uses.'</p><div class=”clear”> </div><div class=”thinCenter”> Boost: The tampered pills contain ingredients tadalafil and sildenafil which are found in sex enhancement drug Viagra <noscript> Boost: The tampered pills contain ingredients tadalafil and sildenafil which are found in sex enhancement drug Viagra </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>Boost: The tampered pills contain ingredients tadalafil and sildenafil which are found in sex enhancement drug Viagra</p></div> <p> The FDA said in December that it is cracking down on supplements containing prescription ingredients.</p><p>From 2007 to 2010, the FDA pressured companies to recall nearly 200 inappropriately formulated products, the agency said in December.

    The recalled products were linked to reports of stroke, kidney failure, liver injury and death.</p><p>With the exception of infant formula, the FDA does not have the authority to order a recall of a food or dietary supplement. It usually issues warning letters to draw attention to illegal products.</p><p>Dietary supplements can slip through the regulatory cracks because they can be marketed Buying Without Prescription FDA approval.

    Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that the products are safe.</p><p>The counterfeit products are marked with lot numbers 1110075 and F050899, the FDA said. It said consumers should stop taking questionable pills and contact their doctors about any side effects.</p><p>ExtenZe is manufactured by Biotab Nutraceuticals Inc., according to the company’s website.
    FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess confirmed that the fake pills were not manufactured by Biotab.<br /></p> <div class=”clear”> </div></div>

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