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Vapers Beware: E-Liquids Could Contain Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

Consumers should stop using the products and see their healthcare provider if they have experienced any negative effects, the FDA explained.

“There are no e-liquid products approved to contain prescription drugs or any other medications that require a doctor’s supervision. Prescription drugs are carefully evaluated and labeled to reflect the risks of the medications and their potential interactions with other medicines, and vaping active drug ingredients is an ineffective route of delivery and can be dangerous. There are no e-liquids that contain prescription drugs that have been proven safe or effective through this route of administration,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, in a press statement.

“This action is part of FDA’s broader effort to regulate the safety of vaping products, and crack down on misleading claims and illegal and dangerous e-liquids that may entice youth or put consumers at risk,” Dr. Gottlieb added.

Resources

CNN via ABC Action News

“FDA: Vaping, erectile dysfunction drugs a bad combination”

(December 11, 2018)

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/fda-vaping-erectile-dysfunction-drugs-a-bad-combination

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

“FDA alerts consumers not to use two e-liquids sold by HelloCig Electronic Technology”

(December 11, 2018)

https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm628135.htm

“FDA In Brief: FDA warns company illegally selling e-liquid products intended for vaping that contain unapproved drugs for erectile dysfunction, weight loss and falsely claim to be FDA-approved”

(Press release. October 11, 2018)

https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/fdainbrief/ucm623078.htm

WebMD

McMillen, Matt

“What’s in Your E-Cigarette?”

(February 18, 2015)

https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20150218/e-cigarette-ingredients#1

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