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Desirin Dietary Supplement

Audience: Consumers, healthcare professionals

[Posted 09/21/2007] TWC Global LLC, Inc., issued a nationwide recall of Axcil and Desirin, both marketed as dietary supplements, because they contain potentially harmful, undeclared ingredients. FDA laboratory analysis of Axcil and Desirin found that the lot of 02B07 contained 3mg/g of sildenafil, the active ingredient of a FDA approved drug used for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The products also contained sulfosildenafil and sulfohomosildenafil, which are analogs of sildenafil. All of these undeclared chemicals pose a threat to consumers because they 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. Sexual dysfunction is a common problem in men and women with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance. Consumers who have these products should stop using them immediately and consult their healthcare professional if they experience any problems that may be due to these products.

[September 20, 2007 - Recall Notice - FDA]