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Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says

Posted 18 Nov 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 – Early stage vascular disease may lead to impotence for men later in life, a new study says. "Erectile function can be a window into men's cardiovascular and overall health. Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease commonly coexist," lead author David Feldman, a research assistant at Johns Hopkins University's Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, said in an American Heart Association news release. The study, to be presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Chicago, included more than 1,800 men without heart disease who were tracked for more than nine years. "We looked at which measurement of early vascular disease was the best predictor for erectile dysfunction. We also looked at whether those men with multiple abnormalities, such as increased plaque in addition to arterial stiffness and dysfunction, were more likely to ... Read more

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For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

Posted 22 Apr 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 – A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting better sleep can all help reverse problems that contribute to impotence, according to a new study published recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Erectile dysfunction and low sexual desire is often linked to the development of heart disease. The researchers discovered that a large proportion of men were able to naturally overcome erectile dysfunction with heart-healthy changes – no pharmaceutical help necessary. What's more, focusing on lifestyle change helps ensure an overall healthier and longer life, the researchers added. While one of the biggest factors contributing to impotence is advancing age, other ... Read more

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Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men

Posted 15 May 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 15 – If you're a man, the pain-killing medications known as opioids may do more than relieve pain – they may also put a damper on your sex life. A new study found that men who were prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction or low testosterone levels were more likely to be taking opioid (narcotic) medications for chronic back pain. "People who have persistent pain problems need to know that a potential side effect of long-term opioid use may be erectile dysfunction," said lead study author Dr. Richard Deyo, a clinical investigator for the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. "This is not a well-known potential side effect among patients, and it should be considered when thinking about treatment." Deyo also noted, however, that "the nature of this study as an observational study limits our ability to make a causal [cause-and-effect] ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: SexVoltz, Velextra, and Amerect by Beomonstar Products: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 9 May 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: BeaMonstar Products notified the public that it is recalling its SexVoltz, Velextra, and Amerect capsules to the retail level. Laboratory analysis conducted by the FDA on SexVoltz and Velextra has determined these products contain undeclared tadalafil. Amerect is voluntarily recalled because it has the potential to contain undeclared tadalafil. Tadalafil is an FDA-Approved drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction (ED), making the products unapproved new drugs. This undeclared active ingredient poses a threat to consumers because tadalafil 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. SexVoltz SKU’s 626570609490, 827912089028, 626570617877, 626570615316 Velextra SKU’s 626570619475, 626 ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Bullet Proof: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 8 May 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use “Bullet Proof,” a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Bullet Proof” contains tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis, 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. BACKGROUND: These products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and body building, and are often represented as being “all natural.”  RECOMMENDATION:  Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away.  Consumers who have experienced any negative side eff ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Lightning Rod Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 8 May 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Chang Kwung announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s dietary supplements sold under the brand name Lightning Rod (500 mg per capsule packaged in 3-count, UPC 6 89076 20257 2 and 12-count bottles, UPC 6 89076 20297 8), because FDA testing found the Lightning Rod Capsules to contain an analogue of Sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making Lightning Rod Capsules an unapproved new drug. The active drug ingredient is not listed on the label for this product. Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue 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 t ... Read more

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Most Men With Erectile Dysfunction Don't Seem to Get Treatment

Posted 6 May 2013 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 6 – Never mind the commercials with men talking freely to their doctor about their erectile dysfunction, taking a prescription for treatment to the pharmacy and settling in for a romantic evening. Despite a wide range of treatment options, most men with erectile dysfunction (ED) don't get treated, according to a new study. "ED treatments, overall, are underutilized," said Dr. Brian Helfand, an assistant clinical professor of urology at Northshore University Health System and the University of Chicago. "Only 25 percent of men are actually treated." Helfand led the study, which looked at the medical records of more than 6 million men with an ED diagnosis. He is due to present his findings Monday at the American Urological Association annual meeting, in San Diego. The study was funded by the Havana Day Dreamers Foundation (which promotes men's health), the Goldstein Fund in ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: American Lifestyle Vicerex and Black Ant Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 3 May 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: May 1, 2013 - American Lifestyle is announcing that it is conducting a voluntary recall of all lots of Vicerex UPC 893490820087 and Black Ant UPC 4026666142546. Laboratory analysis conducted by the FDA has determined the Vicerex product contains undeclared tadalafil and the Black Ant product contains undeclared sildenafil. Tadalafil and sildenafil are FDA-Approved drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction (ED), making the Vicerex and the Black Ant products unapproved new drugs. These undeclared active ingredients poses a threat to consumers because tadalafil and 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. No Adverse events have been reported related to this recall. BACKGROUND: ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Affirm XL Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 30 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Affirm XL, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall to the consumer level after FDA lab analysis testing found the product to contain an analogue of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an active ingredient used in an FDA-approved product for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The active drug ingredient is not listed on the label for this product. Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue 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. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance. BACKGROUND: Affirm XL Tablet is marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement. It is sold ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: ROCK-It MAN Male Enhancement Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 30 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Consumer Concepts, Inc. notified the public of a consumer/user level recall of all ROCK-It MAN Male Enhancement Capsules sold between October, 2012 and April, 2013. Analytical tests conducted by the FDA concluded that the product contained hydroxythiohomosildenafil. Hydroxythiohomosildenafil is an analogue of sildenafil and is expected to possess a similar pharmacological and adverse event profile. Sildenafil is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in a FDA approved drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction, making these products unapproved new drugs. Hydroxythiohomosildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions and they may seek ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Palimed Solutions, Inc. Sterile Compound Products: Recall - Visible Particulates Observed

Posted 27 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Pallimed Solutions, Inc. of Woburn, MA, doing business as Pallimed Pharmacy, is voluntarily recalling all sterile compound products dispensed since January 1, 2013 to the user level, including all strengths, all dose forms, and all products within expiry date. Recent inspections conducted by the FDA and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy found visible particulates (filaments) observed in vials of several different sterile compounded products. See the Press Release for a listing of all products affected by this recall. The potential public health risks are unknown as the particulate matter has not yet been identified. However, particulate matter has the potential to damage or obstruct blood vessels, which could induce emboli, cause systemic allergic reaction, or cause tissue responses to the foreign material. BACKGROUND: The products are used for a wide range of ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Night Bullet: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 13 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Green Planet, Inc. notified the public of a recall of its dietary supplement product Night Bullet. Analytical tests conducted by the FDA found that the product contains trace amounts of Sulfohydroxyhomosildenafil and Aminotadalafil, which are analogues of sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in an FDA-approved drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), making this product an unapproved drug. These undeclared active ingredients pose a threat to consumers because sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions and they may seek products to enhance sexual performance. Sildenafil may also cause side ... Read more

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Steer Clear of 'Miracle Cures,' Other Bogus Health Products: FDA

Posted 6 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 6 – Fraudulent health products are commonplace and can cause serious injury or even death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These products prey on people's desires for easy solutions to difficult health problems and often make claims related to weight loss, sexual performance, memory loss and serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease. Besides wasting your money, use of these products can cause serious harm or even death. "Using unproven treatments can delay getting a potentially life-saving diagnosis and medication that actually works," Gary Coody, the FDA's national health fraud coordinator, said in an agency news release. "Also, fraudulent products sometimes contain hidden drug ingredients that can be harmful when unknowingly taken by consumers." "Health fraud is a pervasive problem, especially when ... Read more

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Impotence Drug Cialis Might Have Other Sexual Benefits: Study

Posted 30 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 – Cialis, the erectile dysfunction medication known to help men get ready for sex, may also help encourage ejaculation and orgasm, a new study suggests. "There are many men who have, at most, very mild problems achieving an erection but who cannot easily ejaculate. Our study shows Cialis works very well for these men with problems ejaculating," lead researcher Dr. Darius Paduch, director of Sexual Health and Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, said in a college news release. In the study, which was funded by Cialis' maker, Eli Lilly and Company, Paduch's team analyzed data from 17 clinical trials involving men with erectile dysfunction and/or trouble ejaculating or achieving orgasm. The trials included almost 3,600 men averaging about 55 years of age. The men typically took Cialis for 12 weeks, at varying doses. As reported in the February ... Read more

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Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Hidden Heart Disease

Posted 30 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 – Doctors should look more closely at the overall health of impotent men, a large new study suggests. Men with even mild erectile dysfunction – but no known heart problems – face a major extra risk of developing cardiovascular conditions in the future. And as erectile dysfunction becomes more pronounced, signs of hidden heart disease and earlier death risk grow. Not surprisingly, men already known to have a heart condition along with severe erectile dysfunction fare worst of all, the Australian researchers found. Among men aged 45 and up without diagnosed heart disease, those with moderate or severe erectile dysfunction were up to 50 percent more likely to be hospitalized for heart problems, according to an adjusted analysis. Erectile dysfunction boosted the risk for hospitalization even more when men had a history of cardiovascular disease. Erectile problems, which ... Read more

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