Bestherbs Coffee LLC has been voluntarily recalling all of its "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" after the FDA found the undeclared ingredient
, which has a structural similarity to the active ingredient sildenafil, in Viagra.
The FDA has issued a consumer warning about several products, including Cave Diver, X Zen Platinum, and Reload, which contain the undeclared ingredient
sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Viagra.
Most recalls (56 percent) resulted from operational mistakes, such as incorrect labeling, the presence of an undeclared ingredient
, or contamination during the production process.
According to Redha Salman, director of health and public safety department at DM, the product was found to contain a potentially harmful undeclared ingredient
, thio-methisosildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and can lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
recall all Xiadafil VIP Tabs sold in 8 tablet bottles (Lot # 6K029) or blister cards of 2 tablets (Lot # 6K029-SEI) because these products contain a potentially harmful, undeclared ingredient
that may dangerously affect a person's blood pressure and can cause other life-threatening side effects.
An undeclared ingredient
in the product may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs - often taken for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease - and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
The online sale of goods, such as cosmetic and wellness products with banned, controlled or undeclared ingredients
, is a serious matter as the consumption of such products may result to acute or chronic poisoning that can have adverse health effects, especially to women and children,' Dizon said.
However, such hidden and undeclared ingredients
in health supplements may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels and impair the cardiac function.
The ban comes after UAE health officials said that the products contain undeclared ingredients
and as a consequence are a significant risk to people with heart disease, diabetes and dyslipidaemia, as the herbal remedies most commonly target these diseases.
The products contain undeclared ingredients
and pose a high risk to patients with heart disease, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and those taking drugs containing nitrate.