Supplement Dangers Low Blood Pressure and Death

Hundreds of male enhancement products have been listed for fraud on the FDA’s Tainted Sexual Enhancement Products website. These products are not what they say, and pose a serious health threat to the people who may take them.

Understanding the Problem

One of the problems with products like Rhino 69 Premium 8000, Rhino 25k 15000, Rhino 12 Titanium 6000, and Rhino 11 Platinum 11000 is that they and many more like them say they are 100 percent safe and are made with natural ingredients, but actually they have ingredients in them that are not listed on the labels, and some of these ingredients can cause serious and even deadly side effects. In fact, these supplements contain sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra. But the label does not list this ingredient so people who cannot take Viagra have no idea that the supplement can hurt them.

Sildenafil interacts with certain medications, like nitrates, and can drop blood pressure to dangerously low levels. Men with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or high cholesterol are often prescribed medications that contain nitrates, and men who have these conditions often suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Sex Pill Supplement Death Lawsuit Settles for One Million

Consider a 37-year-old man who purchased a supplement called Stiff Nights at store in Kansas City. After taking the supplement, the man’s blood pressure dropped, he slipped into unconsciousness, suffered cardiac arrest and died. At least two years before the man bought the supplement, the FDA warned the manufacturer (NovaCare) that it could not sell Stiff Nights on the market without FDA-approval. Yet the manufacturer did not remove it from shelves, and retailers continued to sell it to the public.

Manufacturers have a duty to make safe products, just as retailers have a duty to ensure the products they sell are safe when used as directed. When a retailer doesn’t inspect his supply chain and sells tainted and adulterated products to the public, they can be held liable for injuries caused by that product. In the Stiff Nights case, the plaintiffs and NovaCare settled the case for $1 million.

Market Competitors May Also Take Action

The public isn’t the only victim of these insidious drug makers, others in the industry are too. There are so many tainted and adulterated supplements on the market that the public is becoming distrustful of all these products, even the legitimate ones. Some companies in the industry are filing lawsuits against the makers, distributors, and retailers who create and distribute dangerous and illicit products. Companies who make and sell legitimate and safe, natural supplements are using federal laws to fight back, and get fraudulent pill makers out of the market for good.