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Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 – Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program – a boost in their sex life. Attending cardiac rehab is associated with improved sexual function and more frequent sex, according to a new evidence review. The program likely helps by increasing the patient's physical fitness, said lead researcher Celina Boothby, of ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Rhino Male Enhancement Products Found at Retailers Because of Undeclared and Potentially Dangerous Drug Ingredients

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or use Rhino male enhancement products, due to a recent rise in reported health issues. Since 2007, the FDA has identified more than 25 products marketed with variations of the name “Rhino” that contained hidden drug ingredient(s). These products continue to be sold at gas stations and convenience stores, as well as on web ...

Guys, Avoid 'Rhino' Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning men that "Rhino" products promising better sex may pose serious health risks. Since 2007, the FDA has identified more than 25 products marketed with variations of the name Rhino that contained hidden drug ingredients, the agency reported Tuesday. The FDA has received reports of chest pain, severe headaches and prolonged ...

Weight-Loss Surgery May Pay Off in the Bedroom, Too

Posted 8 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 – Weight-loss surgery may have a side benefit that most don't know about, with new research showing testosterone levels in male patients jump after the procedure is done. Obesity can lead to lower testosterone levels, lower sexual satisfaction and reduced fertility in men, the study authors explained. A man's fertility declines an average of 10 percent for every 20 pounds ...

Many Supplements Contain Unapproved, Dangerous Ingredients: Study

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 – U.S. health officials have issued more than 700 warnings during the last decade about the sale of dietary supplements that contain unapproved and potentially dangerous drug ingredients, new research reveals. In nearly all cases (98 percent), the presence of such ingredients was not noted anywhere on supplement labeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found. From ...

Could Impotence Be in Your Genes?

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 – Scientists report they have uncovered the first evidence that erectile dysfunction may have genetic underpinnings. In the study, the researchers analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of men. The investigators found gene variations in a specific spot in the human genome near the SIM1 gene that are significantly associated with an increased risk of impotence. "Identifying ...

Impotent? Maybe You Should See a Heart Doctor

Posted 11 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 – Troubles in the bedroom can be a double whammy for older men: Researchers have found that erectile dysfunction ups the risk for heart disease. Their four-year study concluded that men whose impotence is vascular-related, not emotional, are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac death. This was true even without other heart risk factors such as ...

Impotence Among Heart Patients Not the Fault of Meds, Study Finds

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 – Worried that the drugs you're taking to lower cholesterol or blood pressure might make you more apt to develop erectile dysfunction? That's not likely, a new Canadian study suggests. The study involved about 2,000 men who were taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a blood pressure-lowering medication, or both. The statin the men took was Crestor (rosuvastatin), and ...

Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices Start to Tumble Today

Posted 11 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 – In news that will delight men who've had difficulties in the bedroom, two generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra are scheduled to hit the market Monday. One of the new generics is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the other by Greenstone, a subsidiary of Pfizer, the company that manufactures Viagra. The generic versions of the little blue pill ...

Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

Posted 12 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 – It's a common Hollywood trope – an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead. But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and ...

Pot Smokers May Have Better Sex Lives

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – The old image of the "pothead" who's too blissed out to make it in the bedroom may need revising. New research contends that folks who frequently indulge in marijuana actually have better sex lives. People who report daily pot use have sex more often than either occasional users or those who never touch the stuff, the researchers found. "Compared to men and women who ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Vegetable Vigra by Natures Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 09/21/2017] ISSUE: Natures Supplement, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 260 bottles of Vegetable Vigra, 200 mg capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis found this product to be tainted with Sidenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The presence of Sildenafil in the Vegetable Vigra product renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Super Panther 7K by Ultra Shop Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Posted 25 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 07/24/2017] ISSUE: Ultra Shop Supplement is voluntarily recalling Super Panther 7K capsules, (1 count blister card Lot#: RO846356 and 6 count bottle Lot RO246852 within expiry), distributed by SX Power Co., Brooklyn, NY, to the consumer level. FDA analysis found samples of Super Panther 7K to be tainted with undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, active ingredients in two FDA-approved ...

What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – Men who take erectile dysfunction drugs need to alert the anesthetist before having surgery or other medical procedures, hospital experts say. Erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis contain nitric oxide, which opens blood vessels and relaxes muscles. If they are combined with anesthesia and other medication used during surgery, a patient's blood pressure may ...

Study Refutes Viagra-Melanoma Link

Posted 19 May 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 – Some good news for sexually active older men: Viagra and related erectile dysfunction drugs do not increase the risk of deadly melanoma skin cancer, researchers report. "Physicians should still screen for melanoma risk, but they do not need to add the use of Viagra and similar drugs to the list of screening criteria specifically," said study leader Dr. Stacy Loeb. Loeb is ...

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