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Honey-based male sex supplements contain some of the same ingredients as Viagra, Cialis

FDA warns honey-based male sexual performance supplements contain some of the same ingredients as Viagra, Cialis – opening users to health risks

  • The FDA issued a warning to four companies over allegedly using controlled substances in their sexual enhancement pills
  • Pills included tadalafil and sildenafil, which are the active ingredients in ED medication like Viagra and Cialis
  • These drugs do not interact well with nitrates that are used by people who suffer from hypertension and other similar conditions
  • Earlier this year the FDA recalled other sexual enhancement pills sold online for the same reason 

The FDA has issued warnings to four companies that sell honey-based male sexual performance substances, alleging that they include controlled substances.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that it had issued warnings to four companies that sell honey-based drugs that purport being able to boost a mans sexual stamina and performance.

Drugs sold by these companies include traces of tadalafil and sildenafil – active ingredients in erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra and Cialis – making them illegal to sell in the U.S. without prescription.

This makes the drugs potentially harmful to use in people who suffer from high blood pressure as hypertension drugs often do not interact well with the controlled substances. 

Firms in the notice include US Royal Honey LLC, MKS Enterprise LLC, Shopaax.com and 1am USA Incorporated dba Pleasure Products USA.

 ETUMAX VIP Royal Honey for Him (pictured) is being warned by the FDA for containing the controlled substance tadalafil

‘Tainted honey-based products like these are dangerous because consumers are likely unaware of the risks associated with the hidden prescription drug ingredients in these products and how they may interact with other drugs and supplements they may take,’ Judy McMeekin, FDA associate commissioner for regulatory affairs said in a statement.

X Rated Honey For Men (pictured) is among brands that the FDA tested for controlled substances

X Rated Honey For Men (pictured) is among brands that the FDA tested for controlled substances

‘Products marketed with unidentified ingredients may be dangerous and, in some cases, deadly to consumers.’ 

The FDA writes in letters to each company that it acquired the drugs through an online marketplace.

Samples were then tested in lab environments where the controlled substances were found as active ingredients.

In a letter to US Royal Honey LLC, the agency spells out the potential concerns of using the drugs.

‘Tadalafil and sildenafil are the active ingredients in the FDA-approved prescription drugs Cialis and Viagra, respectively, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED),’ the agency wrote.

‘These undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. 

‘Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.’

Drug manufacturer Eli Lilly, which makes Cialis, specifically warns against using the drug if a patient is also using a nitrate to manage another condition. 

All of these drugs are specifically marketed towards men who may feel like they are underwhelming in the bedroom, but the FDA also warns that non-sexual claims made about the drugs are problematic and false.

Royal Honey VIP (pictured) is among the brands that have been warned by the FDA for illegally containing controlled substances

Royal Honey VIP (pictured) is among the brands that have been warned by the FDA for illegally containing controlled substances

In the letter to MKS Enterprise, the FDA says claims made by the brand that these drugs can prevent arthritis, help heal fracture bones, lower cholesterol and even remedy liver disease – among other claims – are illegal.

‘Your product Vital Honey is intended for treatment of one or more diseases that are not amenable to self-diagnosis or treatment without the supervision of a licensed practitioner,’ the agency writes.

‘Therefore, it is impossible to write adequate directions for a layperson to use your product safely for its intended purposes.’

This is the second time this year the FDA has made a high profile crackdown on these types of drugs and the online retailers that sell them.

In February, five male sexual enhancement drugs: ‘The Red Pill’, ‘Mac Daddy Red’, ‘Mac Daddy Purple’, ‘Red Mammoth’ and ‘MegMan performance booster’ were recalled by the FDA for similar issues with tadalafil.

Those drugs were all available on popular online retailers like Amazon, eBay and Walmart though have since been removed. 

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