West Coast Nutritionals, a seller of popular dietary supplements and other wellness products, has just issued a voluntary recall of a number of products it markets and sells relating to sexual health. The move comes amidst FDA findings that the products contain an ingredient known as tadalafil. While tadalafil is a drug that has been approved for use by the FDA in certain drugs that are meant to aid erectile dysfunction, there use in West Coast’s products was deemed an unapproved use and thus the FDA has stepped in.
Specifically, the drugs that West Coast has taken off the shelves are Fiminite, Extra Strength Instant Hot Rod and Libidron, all of which are aimed at increasing sexual health and performance. The main issue with the presence of tadalafil in these drugs is that it likely will interact negatively with nitrates that are commonly found in prescription drugs for high blood pressure or heart disease. The interaction between the tadalafil and the nitrates can cause blood pressure to lower to very dangerous levels.
Owners of these products should stop use immediately and pay attention to their blood pressure as well.