Dr. Pierce asks: "What's in your Male Enhancement Supplement?"

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THE DOCTOR IS IN...
By Dr. John J. Pierce, DO ACOEP, ABAARM

WHAT’S IN YOUR MALE ENHANCEMENT SUPPLEMENT?

FDA WARNS OF UNDECLARED DRUGS WITHIN MANY OF THE OTC ENHANCEMENT PRODUCTS FOR MEN

It feels great to be the Don Juan of lovers—but many men may not be aware that many sexual enhancement supplements contain ingredients that could pose a risk to their health.  

Men should take caution and be vigilant to choose a SAFE and HEALTHY product that fits their needs, by learning which added ingredients to avoid, so as to not put their health at risk.

The FDA has been actively pursuing investigations on the male enhancement products for years and warns consumers against using certain OTC supplements, which contain the following undeclared drugs:

Sildenafil: The active ingredient found in Viagra (a drug prescribed for erectile dysfunction).  
! This drug can cause symptoms like headache and flushing, and can interact with medications containing nitrates such as nitroglycerine, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure.  Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Sulfoaildenafil, Thiosildenafil, Desmethyl carbodenafil and Hydroxythiohomosildenafil are all similar to Sildenafil and its ! Caution.

Tadalafil: The active ingredient found in Cialis (a drug prescribed for erectile dysfunction).
! This drug can cause symptoms like headache and flushing, and can interact with medications containing nitrates such as nitroglycerine, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure.  Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.

Dapoxetine: A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) (a drug to treat depression). 
! Dapoxetine has not been approved by the FDA. SSRI drugs are associated with serious side effects including suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures, and can interact with other common medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, which can cause ventricular arrhythmia or sudden death.

FDA’s National Health Fraud Coordinator, Gary Coody, R. Ph., warns men of the many sexual enhancement products which have been found to contain undeclared drugs or other potentially harmful ingredients such as prescription antidepressants, diuretics and other drugs. All Public Warnings and Recalls of these supplements are available at FDA.gov. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled supplements and/or those with issued warnings should discontinue use immediately and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Both healthcare providers and consumers are encouraged to report any adverse reactions to dietary supplements to the FDA’s “MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program”. For continued monitoring of all supplemental products visit: FDA.gov 

I help many patients find natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs at my Ageless Forever clinic, through careful analysis of each patient’s bloodwork. 

Dr. John J. Pierce, D.O. • Ageless Forever Anti-Aging and Longevity Clinic located at 6020 S. Rainbow Blvd. Suite C Las Vegas, NV 89118 • 702-838-1994 • AgelessForever.net

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