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Avoid These Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Products, FDA Warns

Apr 30, 2018

Avoid These ED Products, FDA WarnsMen should avoid certain erectile dysfunction (ED) products advertised on the radio, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises.

Commercials for these products have been broadcast on iHeart Radio and other outlets. The advertisements use phrases like the following:

  • A healthy man alternative to the little blue pill
  • Healthy man
  • The power pill

The FDA reports that the drugs contain 100 mg of sildenafil, the active ingredient in the ED drug Viagra. While drugs like Viagra can be an effective way to treat ED, they are not safe for all men. For example, men who take nitrates for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease should not take ED drugs at all because the interaction can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure.

Also, the 100 mg dose in the advertised products can be unsafe for elderly men and men with liver and kidney problems.

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