The FDA advised consumers NOT to purchase or use “RigiRx Plus, a product for sexual enhancement manufactured by Enhance Nutraceutical which is sold from various websites, including rigirxplus.com.
What the FDA did was to send the product to a laboratory and the lab found that RigiRx Plus actually contains aminotadalafil. What this means is that RigiRx Plus has an ingredient in it that is related chemically to (is an analog) of tadalafil. While this is a little complicated, tadalafil is the generic name of the prescription brand, Cialis—a well-known medicine for erectile dysfunction or ED.
The FDA continued it’s notification, advising consumers that aminotadalafil can react with nitrates (found in prescription nitroglycerin for chest pain used by some diabetics and after some heart attacks or in men with heart disease) and may lower blood pressure to dangerously low levels if it is combined. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using the product immediately and throw it away. Consumers who had any negative side effects should consult a health care professional as soon as possible.
The public notification was to intended to inform the public of a growing trend of products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drugs or chemicals. Those products, the FDA continued, are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss and body building and are often represented as being “all natural.” The public notification can be seen on the FDA web site atwww.fda.gov.